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David Fincher Won't Direct Aaron Sorkin-Penned Steve Jobs Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2014 5:04 PM
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A Steve Jobs biopic. Sony and Scott Rudin producing, Aaron Sorkin had written the script and David Fincher in the directing chair. It’s basically a dream re-team of the key principals behind “The Social Network,” which worked out swimmingly well for everyone, right?

First Poster For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Searches For "Amazing Amy"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 12:16 PM
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A little later today, the first full trailer for "Gone Girl" will arrive (you can check out a teaser right here), but before that, a new poster has dropped. And it's keeping in the tradition of great artwork that accompanies David Fincher's films.

Watch: Teaser For First Trailer For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 6:22 PM
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What we know so far about David Fincher's "Gone Girl": it's got an explicit sex scene with Neil Patrick Harris, author Gillian Flynn helped come up with a different ending than the one in her best-selling book, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are back in the Fincher fold, scoring their third straight film for the director. Okay, but how has it turned out? You'll get your first taste on Monday.

The 25 Greatest Movies Never Made

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 25, 2014 3:52 PM
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The grass is always greener on the other side. We always covet what we can never attain. Last week, Sony Pictures Classics' must-see documentary “Jodorowsky's Dune” opened in limited release; director Frank Pavich's funny, affectionate tale of Alejandro Jodorowsky's doomed attempt at adapting Frank Herbert's indispensable sci-fi classic for the big screen (our review). So ambitious and grand—legends like Pink Floyd, Mick Jagger, H.R. Giger, Mœbius, VFX wizard Dan O'Bannon, Salvador Dali and Orson Welles were some of the names mooted to be involved—perhaps Jodorowsky’s version was so insane it never could have really happened, or perhaps if it had, it would have been a epic fail (indeed David Lynch's version, which would eventually bring the story to the big screen in 1984, was one of that visionary director's biggest stumbles, even according to Lynch himself).

Wish List: David Fincher Reportedly Wants Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs In Developing Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 3:41 PM
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Yes, the idea of Christian Bale playing Steve Jobs in a biopic is totally inspired. But let's just make it clear: right now it's just an idea.

The Apple Network: David Fincher May Direct Aaron Sorkin Penned Steve Jobs Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 11:02 AM
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"A movie about Facebook? Good luck"—that was the sentiment of many upon first hearing about "The Social Network," but they underestimated the talent involved. Featuring a crackling script by Aaron Sorkin and precise, energetic direction by David Fincher, the film was less about the actual website, and instead chronicled the genius, hubris, ambition, flaws and vision of one extraordinary person who changed the way we interact online. Now, it looks like Fincher is at it again, telling the tale of another tech titan.

David Fincher's HBO Show 'Utopia' Gets Series Order, 'Gone Girl' Author Gillian Flynn On Board

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 3:40 PM
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It would appear that David Fincher and "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn have quite a thing going on. As you know, the author wrote a brand-new ending for Fincher's adaptation of her bestselling book and it looks like he's eager for them to work some more magic together.

Grammy Winners Include David Fincher & Best Song And Best Score For 'Skyfall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 9:00 AM
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So, last night was the Grammy Awards where Metallica played "One" with some dude on a piano, and people like Macklemore and Snarky Puppy were winners. Man, we're getting old. But there were some awards worth keeping an eye on for movie fans.

Good Or Bad Idea? Gillian Flynn Writes Completely New Ending For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 10, 2014 9:19 AM
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As the first glances are unveiled of David Fincher’s highly anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl," there’s no question that the “Zodiac” director is up to his usual, intensely dedicated approach. An average of fifty takes per scene were reported during filming, and just this week Entertainment Weekly showed off a cover on the film that Fincher shot himself. But Flynn has remained heavily involved as well by taking screenplay duties on the adaptation, and now it appears her and Fincher are tackling a major change to the narrative together.

10 Music Video Directors Turned Feature Filmmakers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 13, 2013 3:06 PM
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10 Music Video Directors Turned Feature Filmmakers
Many years ago, The Playlist started off as a blog dedicated to soundtracks, scores, music movies and the rest of the middle part of the Venn diagram where the worlds of music and film collided. Though we’ve evolved since then, that overlap is still something close to our hearts. One way those worlds are inextricably interlinked is in the number of directors who come from a music video background to work in features, and with most of us being that precise age that we can still remember the first heyday of the music video, it never ceases to surprise us how many of the promos we remember best were shot by filmmakers we now associate primarily with features. Arguably the form is experiencing something of a renaissance in relevance these days, not just via YouTube, but also with high-profile bands like Arcade Fire embracing and expanding their music videos’ artistic potential, even while the Robin Thickes of the world grab some extra headlines with risque or provocative content.

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