Is David Fincher About to Make the Biggest Movie of His Career?

The director is in talks to helm a major sequel with longtime collaborator Brad Pitt.

by Yohana Desta
April 27, 2017
Vanity Fair

David Fincher may be circling his biggest project yet. Though the filmmaker has worked on plenty of big-budget pictures, he has yet to step into the franchise ring—preferring to make glossy adaptations of thrilling best-sellers, like Gone Girl and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. […]

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It has mutated and spawned…

From Jarred Land, President at RED:

“RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0”

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RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0 + LEICA

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From Matt Tremblay, Chief Designer at RED:

More pictures of the beast from other Instagrammers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The best video essays on David Fincher

Every Frame a Painting (Tony Zhou) – David Fincher. And the Other Way is Wrong

Patrick (H) Willems – David Fincher & the Craft of Music Videos (video essay)

The Film Guy – How to Direct like David Fincher. Visual Style Breakdown
The Film Guy – Gone Girl – Painting a Murderer

De Filmkrant – What’s in the Box? David Fincher’s Fridges

Ludic Scribbler – Fincher’s Necrophilia

ScreenCrush – You Think You Know Movies. David Fincher

kaptainkristian – David Fincher. Invisible Details

CineFix – Se7en’s “Box Scene” – Art of the Scene

Lessons from the Screenplay – The Social Network. Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration
Lessons from the Screenplay – Gone Girl. Don’t Underestimate the Screenwriter

More a full-on documentary series than an essay:

Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.1]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.2]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.3]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.4]
Raccord – The Directors Series. David Fincher [2.5]

And probably the best one:

Cameron Carpenter – WHY IS CINEMA, analyzing a master. David fincher and mouths (video essay)

Tell me in the comments if I’ve missed any so I can add them to the list.

Has the “Xenomorph” mutated?

Last year, RED built a fully customised camera for David Fincher to shoot his upcoming series “Mindhunter” for Netflix:

David Fincher’s Custom RED Xenomorph for Netflix’s “Mindhunter”

by Richard Lackey | 6th May 2016
Cinema5D

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Has it mutated?:

‘Se7en’: A Rain-Drenched, Somber, Gut-Wrenching Thriller that Restored David Fincher’s Faith in Filmmaking

(May 27, 2017)
Cinephilia & Beyond

Slightly more than 22 years ago, David Fincher, a talented filmmaker who made music videos and commercials and was left by his directorial stint on his first feature Alien 3 so disillusioned and bitter he felt “he’d rather die of colon cancer than do another movie,” stumbled upon a script that would renew his faith in the filmmaking business. This particular piece was written by Andrew Kevin Walker, and was deemed too dark and bleak to succeed. The story was largely shaped by Walker’s experience of living in New York City for a couple of years, where he felt alienated, lonely and unhappy. Desperately trying to get his story made, Walker agreed to rewrite the screenplay on the demand of director Jeremiah Chechik (Christmas Vacation), and it was this altered version that should have ended up in Fincher’s hands. But the studio made a mistake, delivering Walker’s original piece to Fincher, who was immediately intrigued and, even when the mistake was explained, chose to insist on the utter darkness Walker envisioned. By mere happenstance, therefore, Se7en found its director and made the first, crucial step on its way to cinematic immortality. […]

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