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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Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos on the status of the World War Z sequel

“We’re in advanced development. With David Fincher directing. And Brad Pitt”

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Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos on Starting Over, His Fox Exit and Reviving a Struggling Studio

by Pamela McClintock
June 21, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter

True Detective vs. Se7en — Creating Light Amongst The Dark

Lessons from the Screenplay
Published on Jun 15, 2017
YouTube

Despite the dark and gruesome subject matters of True Detective and Se7en, the character arcs of the main characters tell a story of profound optimism.

Amazon.com:

K.M. Weiland – Creating Character Arcs

The Masterful Author’s Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development

– Helping Writers Become Authors Book 7
– PenForASword Publishing (2016)

It has mutated and spawned…

From Jarred Land, President at RED:

“RED/FINCHER XENO 2.0”

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?:

studioADI celebrated the 25th Anniversary of ALIEN 3 with 2 videos featuring a still happy young Fincher

ALIEN 3 Filming Decimated Bishop BTS ADI

studioADI
Published on May 13, 2017
YouTube

ALIEN 3 celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, and to celebrate we present this gem from deep within the VHS vault–footage from the prep and rehearsals of the Bishop puppet shoot complete with direction from David Fincher. Despite the aged quality of the video, it’s still an interesting watch demonstrating the collaboration between director and effects crew on set.

ALIEN 3 Alien BTS 25th Anniversary

studioADI
Published on May 18, 2017
YouTube

As the 25th Anniversary of ALIEN 3 approaches, we could not ignore our contribution to the film’s title character: the Alien itself. Through the miracle of VHS and exclusive photographs, ADI takes you back to that year of hard work at Pinewood Studios. Enjoy the retrospective!