David Fincher talks Dragon Tattoo, Rama and 20,000 Leagues

"There's a lot of movies that could be my next film"

David Fincher has spoken about a number of upcoming projects, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rendezvous With Rama and 20,000 Leauges Under the Sea.

Talking to Collider whilst promoting the DVD release of The Social Network, Fincher spilt the beans on his future projects.

On his currently shooting Stieg Larsson adaptation, Fincher said: "Dragon Tattoo came along and I was like "Awww fuck man you cannot make another serial killer movie... You've got to fucking stop this.""

"[From the studio side] there was a hope that you could do a franchise movie for adults. And I thought "fuck man, I've been working my ass off for twenty years, hoping that someone would say something like this.""

"And I just thought, you get an opportunity to hopefully pave the way for something like that to happen... you know, that would be a great thing."

He went on to say that they had made the decision that "basically everything in the movie is pre-iPhone."

On Rendezvous With Rama, his long-gestating adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's expansive sci-fi epic, Fincher said: "Rendezvous With Rama is a great story that has an amazing role for Morgan Freeman who is an amazing actor and would be amazing in this thing."

"The question was can we get a script that’s worthy of Morgan and can we get a script that is worthy of Arthur Clarke and can we do all of that in an envelope that will allow the movie to take the kinds of chances that it wants to take."

"‘Cuz we want to make a movie where kids go out of the theatre and instead of buying an action figure they buy a telescope. That was the hope. The hope is, let’s get people interested in the fucking movie."

"So there have been people that have been interested in this idea and we have never been able to get a script.”

The director didn't say too much about his adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but he did say: "Yeah, 20,000 Leagues will be 3D."

When pressed about whether the Jules Verne adap could be his next movie, Fincher tantalisingly replied: "I think that there's a lot of movies that could be my next film."

Which project would you most like to see Fincher tackle next? Hit the comments box now!


    • joker16

      Jan 1st 2011, 17:06

      Let's see, a remake, something staring an overrated egotistical hack and a 3D movie. Yeah, Fincher's best days are behind him.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 1st 2011, 19:43

      Why shouldn't he make a 3D kids film? Its about time he lightened up and had some fun!

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    • DanielMcA

      Jan 5th 2011, 22:33

      "Awww f**k man you cannot make another serial killer movie... You've got to f*****g stop this." You replaced the mid sentence with an ellipsis. The line actually reads: "Awww f**k man you cannot make another serial killer movie. And then a guy from Warner came in with a wheelbarrow full of money and I signed up. And I said to the guy afterwards, You've got to f*****g stop this."

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    • swpowell1226

      May 9th 2011, 15:51

      I would love to see him do Rendezvous with Rama. If done right, this could be an all time blockbuster hit !!!! I had to read this book to do a book report when I was in elementary school. It is a great book/story that should be made in to a movie !!! I've got my fingers crossed this project becomes a reality soon !!!!!

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