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David Fincher's HBO Series 'Utopia' And 'Video Synchronicity' In Difficulties


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David Fincher’s relationship with HBO is on the ropes this summer, with news that both of his projects with the network are in trouble of some description. His ‘80s music video comedy was abruptly halted back in June, and now his re-make of ‘Utopia’ looks to be in financial difficulties.

Fincher, who was an executive producer on ‘House of Cards’ for Netflix, had been set to work on both projects in tandem a few months ago, but now the cable network HBO is trying to figure out how to move forward with his dramatic adaptation of ‘Utopia’ as well as salvaging ‘Video Synchronicity’, which has been out of production for nearly two months.

David FincherDavid Fincher's two HBO projects are currently being held up

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Bond Is Back, But Here Are Five Other Daniel Craig Films Worth Watching


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As the latest 007 outing, Spectre, draws ever closer, we're taking a look back at five films from Daniel Craig's varied big-screen career - none of which involve the iconic superspy in a suit.

1. Layer Cake (2004)

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David Fincher to Make HBO Comedy on 1980s Music Video Scene


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Now truly rid of any lasting connection to the Steve Jobs movie, David Fincher is to make a new comedy for HBO focusing on the 1980s music-video industry, according to Deadline. With the working title Living on Video, the half-hour show is set in 1983 Los Angeles.

David FincherDavid Fincher is to make a new comedy show for HBO, tentatively titled 'Living on Video'

The show centers on Bobby, a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and travels to Hollywood with hopes of becoming a sci-fi director. He lands a job as a P.A for a company making music videos and the show will track the world of MTV after Video Killed the Radio Star.

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With $19,1 Million, "Interstellar" Blasts Past "Big Hero 6" At The Box Office


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With Marvel making a play for the kids’ animated movie market, there’s finally some variety at the box office this weekend. The studio’s Disney-esque hero adventure, Big Hero 6 takes plays in San Fransokyo (that’s a future hybrid between San Francisco and Tokyo, in case you’ve missed the subtle wordplay) and centres on Hiro Takadashi.

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Big Hero 6 couldn't quite match Interstellar at the box office, but is getting a round of critical praise.

Hero is a 13-year-old child prodigy, who has already graduated high school and spends his free time building fighter robots. Why not, right?

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Halloween Box Office Disappoints, As "Nightcrawler" and "Ouija" Barely Break $10,9 Million Each


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Halloween weekend was a scary time indeed – especially for the movie industry, which saw record low figures over the three-day period. Maybe it was the fact that Halloween fell on a Friday this year, or maybe people just aren’t as easily swayed to go see a movie anymore. Even the highly praised Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal barely broke the $10 million barrier with $10,909 million.

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Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of a lifetime in Nightcrawler.

We’re getting so specific because last week’s holdover Ouija fell behind by just $9000, raking in $10,9 million. Clearly, this was the weekend of the creepers, but even the creepiest of them all, Gyllenhaal’s Lou Bloom, couldn’t drive enough people to the theatre to makeup for the slow season. That said, the movie has gathered rave reviews and a lot of buzz for Oscars season, so it’s definitely not a loss.

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Despite A Great Round For "Nightcrawler", The Halloween Office Is Scary...ly Bad


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With Halloween weekend almost over, Ouija has been dethroned. The new box office champion is Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler, which is already being lauded as one of the best films of the year. So, after all the critics have heaped their praise and the movie-going crowd has cast the vote, let’s talk numbers.

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Nightcrawler is already being described as one of the best movies of the  year by several critics.

With Halloween on a Friday this year, the earnings overall were nothing to write home about. Nightcrawler came first, but only managed a measly $10,909 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Ouija did pretty well too,  dropping just $8,760 in its second weekend, according to Rentrak (via Reuters. ) This made for a 10,9 weekend and a close call for Nightcrawler.

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Roy Keane Just Reviewed 'Gone Girl' - And It Ain't Pretty


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Roy Keane just gave a hilarious interview to Shortlist magazine in which nobody was safe from criticism. Not Gary Neville, not Paul Scholes, not...Hollywood movie director David Fincher.

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Keane has been critical of a whole spate of ex-Manchester United players in his latest book The Second Half, when asked his views on Gary Neville and Paul Scholes' transition to the world of punditry, he didn't hold back.

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Is Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Too Violent?


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It was undoubtedly the star pulling power of Brad Pitt that helped David Ayer's World War II drama Fury accelerate past Gone Girl to the top of the box-office this weekend. Pitt and his tank buddies took $23.5 million in ticket sales to finish at No.1, whilst David Fincher's mystery thriller took a creditable $17.8 million to drop to second place.

Fury'Fury' is said to be one of the most violent movies of the year

In third place was Fox's animated feature The Book of Life, which took $17 million, and Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day took $12 million. 

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Box Office Report: "Fury" Storms In To Knock "Gone Girl" Off The Throne


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Ok, it’s time to talk box office stats again. Unlike the past 2 weeks, however, there are actually some interesting new contenders this week. David Fincher’s smash hit Gone Girl has finally been dethroned. Predictably, the new chamion is the Brad Pitt starrer Fury, which took the throne with $23,5 million over the three-day period, easily topping Gone Girl’s $17,8 million (stats according to Box Office Mojo). Fury, a dramatic and gory WWII tale, exposing the horrors of war, also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Scott Eastwood. Even so, Pitt who produced and starred, took center stage during the film’s promo rounds.

Watch the trailer for Fury below.

"Studios use star power as the No. 1 marketing tool, and Brad Pitt has that," says Phil Contrino, box office analyst for BoxOffice.com. "But it's not star power alone which gets people to the theaters. Brad Pitt picks smart pictures that people want to see."

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David Fincher's Gone Girl Holds The Box Office


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David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel Gone Girl has won the box office for the third week in a row in both America and Britain, a remarkable achievement for a two-and-a-half hour long mystery that loses its surprise value on first viewing. So audiences must be responding to its complex exploration of relationship issues, mainly how difficult it is to know what's going on in a partner's head.

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This week in America, Gone Girl saw off competition from both Dracula Untold (which landed in second place) and Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (at No 3). In Britain, newcomers The Maze Runner and Annabelle were held off at 2 and 3. And the film shows no signs of slowing down, at $162 million worldwide and climbing. Competition this week in America comes from Brad Pitt's Fury, while in the UK the top titles are Palo Alto and The Judge. In both markets, romantic drama The Best of Me is also expected to make its mark.

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It's No Classic, But Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Should Top Box-Office


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It's safe to assume we all imagined Fury would probably be better than it is. Brad Pitt - playing a sort of version of his Inglorious Basterds character - teaming up with David Ayer, one of the world's most exciting directors, for a World War II epic. What's not to like? Well, it appears Ayer, who also penned the script, left too many clichés in there and not nearly enough drama. 

FuryBrad Pitt heads a stellar cast in David Ayer's World War II epic 'Fury'

This isn't a bad movie by any stretch - in fact, it's a pretty good war movie. It just won't trouble the Oscars voters. Fury cost around $68 million to produce and should take around $25 million from 3,155 locations this weekend. 

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"Gone Girl" Scores Easy Box Office Victory Over "Dracula Untold"


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Well, it’s official – David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the winner in another weekend box office race. It wasn’t even a close one this time. On its second weekend, the mystery thriller saw a 29% drop, but still made it to $78 million.

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Gone Girl is Fincher's top grossing film to date.

With $26,8 million, Gone Girl narrowly beat our the critically panned Dracula Untold. The gory, vaguely historical flick came in second with $23,5 million, meaning that, despite abysmal reviews, Drac still has a shot at next week’s throne. Recently, director Gary Shore even let slip that he’s thinking about a possible sequel. Even though nothing’s been greenlit just yet, it looks like we won’t be rid of the Romanian prince for a while. Sigh.

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Twisting, Turning 'Gone Girl' Retains No.1 Spot with $26.8 Million


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David Fincher's thriller Gone Girl has retained its spot atop the U.S box-office for a second week, out-battling several new releases to pull in a considerable haul of $26.8 million for 21st Century Fox. Horror entry Dracula Untold, a new release from Universal, came in second place with $23.5 million.

Gone GirlBen Affleck as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'

Elsewhere, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day took third-place, while The Judge had to settle for fifth despite a marketing push from Robert Downey Jr last week. 

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"Gone Girl" Continues Box Office Hold Over, "Dracula Untold" Barely Makes A Ripple


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In a pretty predictable turn of events this weekend, David Fincher’s critically acclaimed baby Gone Girl has gone on to top Dracula Untold. Gone Girl’s second weekend saw a 29% drop, but even so, it was an easy win over Dracula, which can already be counted as a flop at this point.

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David Fincher's powerhouse Gone Girl easily smoked the competition for the second weekend in a row.

Through Sunday, its 10th day in release, Gone Girl's domestic total is $78.3 million for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Dracula, meanwhile, came in second with $29,5 million. Movie of the year it ain’t,  but it could have been a lot worse.

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Could Ben Affleck Return For 'Gone Girl' Sequel?


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Gillian Flynn had always played down the possibility of a sequel to her bestselling novel Gone Girl. After the insane plot twists and famous ending, the book and movie works well as a standalone piece of work - though given the box-office success of the latter, has Flynn changed her mind?

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Speaking to the website at which she used to work, Flynn told Entertainment Weekly in 2012, "I didn't write it as an open ending to set up a sequel at all. It was the only thing that made sense to me, that made sense to what was true to the book and true to the characters. Amy's not going to end up in jail. She's Amazing Amy!"

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