2013 Emmy Nominations Announced; HOUSE OF CARDS Makes History with 9 Nominations; AMERICAN HORROR STORY and GAME OF THRONES Lead

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The 65th Emmy Awards Nominations have been announced, and Netflix’s House of Cards has made history.  The original series marks the first TV show released exclusively online to land top honors, as the David Fincher-produced series nabbed 9 nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Actress (Robin Wright), and Best Director for Fincher—actor Cory Stoll’s excellent work, though, was not recognized.  American Horror Story once again nabbed the most nominations with 17, though the only major nods were for Best Miniseries and Lead Actress in a Miniseries for Jessica Lange.  Game of Thrones followed with 16 nods overall.

House of Cards appears to have knocked Boardwalk Empire out of the Best Drama Series category, as the latter failed to secure a nod.  FX’s The Americans was surprisingly absent as well, and other surprises include New Girl being completely shut out, Mad Men failing to land any writing or directing nominations, Vera Farmiga getting a Best Actress nomination for Bates Motel, and Elizabeth Moss being double nominated for Mad Men and Top of the Lake.  Hit the jump for the list of major nominations.

David Fincher’s 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Is Dead; Director Likely off GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE Despite Recent Rewrite

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With casting already underway on David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Gone Girl, it’s no surprise to learn that his planned big-budget feature 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is kaput.  A couple months ago, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that production had been pushed back to 2014 due to the inability to find a lead actor to commit to the project.  However, The Playlist reports that the movie has been dead for months, and the report was “apparently a desperate bid by the Aussie government to entice the filmmakers and producers into continuing with this project that would bring millions of dollars in jobs to their movie industry.”

Fincher did try his damndest to make the picture happen, but couldn’t wrangle a bankable lead actor.  Brad Pitt passed to do Fury, Matt Damon and Daniel Craig didn’t want to commit to the a 140-day shoot away from their families, Channing Tatum wasn’t seen as a bankable enough, and Fincher didn’t agree with Disney’s suggestion to cast Chris Hemsworth.  Rather than continue fighting for his expensive project that was already a risky proposition for Disney (and one that now seems ludicrous considering the massive failures the studio had in trying to adapt older properties with John Carter and The Lone Ranger), Fincher moved to Gone Girl.  So where does that leave his other major project, The Girl Who Played with Fire?  Hit the jump for more.

Ben Affleck in Talks to Star in David Fincher’s GONE GIRL Before Directing LIVE BY NIGHT; Trio Eyed for Female Lead

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While Ben Affleck has been busy prepping his next directorial feature, the period Dennis Lehane adaptation Live by Night, it appears that he’ll be making time for another acting gig before going into production on his Argo follow-up.  What director would cause Affleck to push back his first directorial project after winning the DGA Award, you might ask?  Well David Fincher, of course.  Affleck is now in talks to lead Fincher’s adaptation of the Gillian Flynn bestselling novel Gone Girl, which will solidify the pic as Fincher’s next film.  Hit the jump for more on this exciting development, including which Oscar winning actresses are being eyed for the female lead.

Production on David Fincher’s 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Pushed to 2014

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Following the back-to-back productions of The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, director David Fincher has been taking his time in settling on his next project.  He’s been developing a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disney for years, and the project finally started to gain traction earlier this year with Fincher courting Brad Pitt as his star.  However, Pitt ultimately passed on the role in favor of David Ayer’s WWII film Fury, leaving Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues without a star or a greenlight.

Despite these two crucial facts, we learned last month that Australia had agreed to an enormous tax incentive ($22.5 million) for Fincher to shoot 20,000 Leagues down under, making the remake that much more attractive for Disney.  Now word comes that since the film still doesn’t have a lead actor, potential production has been pushed to 2014.  Hit the jump for more.

Australian Government Offers $22.5 Million for David Fincher’s 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

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At some point, Australian firstborn children are going to be offered so that the country can get David Fincher‘s 20,000 Leagues Under the SeaDisney had previously asked for a 30% subsidy location rebate similar to what Fox got for The Wolverine.  Today, Deadline is reporting that Australia will make a $22.5 million one-off payment to get the project, which could create up to 2,000 jobs for the country.

Despite this overture, Disney hasn’t given Fincher a greenlight on his blockbuster feature because it still lacks a lead actor.  Brad Pitt had been circling the lead role of Captain Nemo, but ultimately passed.  Fincher was recently looking at Channing Tatum, but the actor has an incredibly busy schedule.  Until Fincher can find an available movie star, 20,000 Leagues is going to have to wait in dry dock.  In the meantime, Fincher might pursue Gone Girl or The Girl Who Played with Fire.

New Details Emerge for Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Epic A TOPIARY; David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh Were to Executive Produce

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Writer/director Shane Carruth is one of the more enigmatic filmmakers working today.  After bursting onto the scene with his cerebral Sundance hit Primer in 2004, Carruth seemingly disappeared.  He finally emerged late last year by announcing that he had completed production on his Primer follow-up, Upstream Color, and that film was set to debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  Those looking for a more straightforward plot with Upstream Color were sorely disappointed, as Carruth crafted a film that was quite possibly even more complex than Primer, but it’s an unendingly fascinating piece of work that requires repeat viewings.

In the interim between the release of Primer and Upstream Color, rumors started to surface about an ambitious sci-fi project that Carruth was working on called A Topiary.  The filmmaker spent years developing the wildly ambitious pic but had trouble gaining financing, and he has seemingly given up getting the project off the ground altogether.  However, in a recent profile on Carruth, some highly intriguing plot details regarding A Topiary have been revealed.  Hit the jump to read on.

David Fincher Looking at Channing Tatum to Possibly Star in 20,000 LEAGUES as Brad Pitt Passes; Might Not Direct HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2

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Fans of David Fincher have been itching to see a new feature film from the director since 2011’s release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and we received a fairly promising update on his potential next project just yesterday.  The filmmaker has been developing a big-budget remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for quite some time with an eye towards making it his next film, and yesterday we learned that Disney is being wooed by a major tax credit to shoot the film in Australia this year.  Though Fincher was hoping to nab frequent collaborator Brad Pitt as his star, the actor had yet to officially sign on to the project.

Now a new report has surfaced with plenty of updates on all things Fincher, including word that he’s looking at a number of actors—including Channing Tatum—to possibly lead 20,000 Leagues given that Pitt has passed, that he may have to push production on the remake back to next year and film something else in the interim, and the possibility that he might not helm any of season two of the Netflix series House of Cards.  Hit the jump to read on.

Disney Close to Deal to Make 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA the “Biggest Production Ever Filmed in Australia”; Brad Pitt Not Set to Star

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David Fincher will require a massive budget if/when he gets 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea into production.  Fincher courted his Benjamin Button/Fight Club/Seven star Brad Pitt to headline, partly to secure a big name that would push Disney to greenlight the project.  Pitt even said he’d love to do it if “schedule and time allocation” allowed.  Contrary to reports posted earlier today, Pitt is not set to star.  However, Disney may have found a way to forge on financially with or without Pitt.  The Australian government is ready to offer a 30% tax rebate worth almost $20 million if Disney shoots the remake Down Under.  Hit the jump for details.

Check Out David Fincher’s Music Video for Justin Timberlake’s New Song “Suit & Tie” Featuring Jay-Z

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For those who don’t know, David Fincher got his start directing commercials and music videos such as Madonna‘s “Vogue” and Nine Inch Nails‘ “Only” just to name a few.  Justin Timberlake hasn’t recorded an album since 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds, but now he’s returned to music with The 20/20 Experience, which will be released on March 19th.  The first single off the album is “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z, and Fincher has directed the music video, which you can now watch online.  It’s a good song, and Fincher has brought some great visuals that really helps the music pop.

Hit the jump to check out the music video.

HOUSE OF CARDS Review (All 13 Episodes; No Spoilers)

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This weekend, Netflix premiered House of Cards.  All of House of Cards.  It was a bold strategy that signaled that not only was Netflix now in the television business (even though it isn’t their first original series), but that they had quality programming on the level of HBO.  House of Cards is a show with the same level of plotting, character development, twists, and turns that we’ve come to expect from the celebrated premium channel.  In some ways, House of Cards is even better than some of HBO’s recent offerings.  Beau Willimon‘s adaptation of the BBC series is radical not only in its distribution, but also in how it spits in the face of those who claim that they need characters to “root for”.

David Fincher to Direct Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” Music Video

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A Social Network reunion is in the making.  Though David Fincher famously made his feature directorial debut on Alien 3, the filmmaker first made a name for himself in the world of music videos.  He was responsible for a number of clips, including Madonna’s “Vogue” and “Express Yourself,” Billy Idol’s “Cradle of Love,” and Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun.”  Now he’s wading back into that world to help herald the much-anticipated return of Justin Timberlake, as The Playlist reports that Fincher is directing the music video for Timberlake’s new single “Suit & Tie.”

Production on the spot actually began last week, and Jay-Z appears on the track as well so one assumes he’ll make an appearance in the video too.  This is Fincher’s first music video since helming Nine Inch Nails’ “Only,” and it’s hard to argue against another Fincher/Timberlake collaboration.  Hit the jump to listen to the song and to take a look at some of Fincher’s previous music video work.  Timberlake’s new album The 20/20 Experience will hit stores on March 19th.

Reasons for the Delay on THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE; Daniel Craig May Be Written Out

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If The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had been the smashing success Sony hoped for, we would probably be getting the sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire, by the end of this year.  Surprisingly, audiences didn’t want to watch “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas”, and while the film managed to gross $232 million worldwide, it was still a disappointment when you consider the $90 million budget.  Sony wants to continue The Millennium Series, but the studio is carefully considering how to proceed.

Hit the jump for what the future may hold for Lisbeth Salander.

David Fincher in Talks to Direct GONE GIRL Adaptation

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When last we reported on the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl, it was to say that Reese Witherspoon would produce the 20th Century Fox acquisition.  Now it sounds like director David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is in talks to helm.  The book centers on a man whose wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary, only to have all roads point to him as the woman’s killer.  Author Flynn is also handling the screenplay adaptation. There is no word on whether Witherspoon would also star.  Hit the jump for more on Gone Girl. 

Jon Favreau and David Fincher Latest to Join List of Possible STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Directors

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And the director speculation for Star Wars: Episode VII marches on.  If you thought actor Jason Fleymng’s recent bean-spilling statement regarding Matthew Vaughn as the director of the new Star Wars film would put an end to the rumors and murmurs, think again.  We’ve seen a number of names pop up as being in contention for the task of helming the upcoming untitled Return of the Jedi sequel, and it seems like we’ve seen just as many filmmakers come out and publicly turn the job down.  One such name that has previously spoken publicly about the new trilogy is Jon Favreau, and it appears that he and David Fincher are the latest filmmakers to be added to the growing “contender” list.  Hit the jump for more. 

Brad Pitt Says He’d Love to Reteam with David Fincher on 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

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Those hoping for another Brad Pitt/David Fincher collaboration in the near future have reason to keep their fingers crossed.  Fincher has been developing a big-budget remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disney for quite some time, and last month we reported that the Mouse House was set to take a close look at the project for greenlight consideration while Fincher was courting Pitt for a lead role.  Now Pitt himself has spoken up about the prospect, and he sounds enthusiastic about teaming up with his Fight Club director for a fourth time.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

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