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‘Sexpionage’ thriller ‘Red Sparrow’ arouses David Fincher and Rooney Mara

You had us at ‘sexpionage’. According to Deadline, Fox has hired American Hustle screenwriter Eric Warren Singer to adapt Jason Matthews’ novel Red Sparrow for the screen. Though he’s yet to start work, the suggestion of David Fincher and Rooney Mara being interested in the flick should put some fire under his feet. Mara would star as a Russian spy who […]

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‘Gone Girl’ author discusses the movie’s altered ending

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn caused a stir when she suggested a total reworking of her book’s third act in David Fincher’s upcoming film adaptation. She’s since backtracked slightly in a recent Reddit AMA, saying, “those reports have been greatly exaggerated.” Flynn continues: “The script has to be different from the book in some ways […]

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Danny Boyle in talks to take over ‘Steve Jobs’ from David Fincher; wants Leonardo DiCaprio to star

Following the revelation that David Fincher is no longer interested in making Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic comes news that Danny Boyle is next in line to helm the flick. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle is reportedly keen to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Boyle and DiCaprio previously worked together on The Beach. Aaron […]

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David Fincher might direct Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ biopic

David Fincher is in early talks to direct the Steve Jobs biopic penned by his Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Variety reports. The other major player in the Social Network circle of friends, producer Scott Rudin, is also on-board. Sorkin’s script is based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs, but the film is at this point still untitled. The flick will […]

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Blurred Lines’ Emily Ratajkowski cast in David Fincher’s Gone Girl

Emily Ratajkowski became one of the It Girls of 2013 by appearing in Robin Thicke’s video for Blurred Lines. Seems David Fincher was so impressed by her work (can we call it that?) that he’s cast her in his upcoming feature. According to The Wrap, Ratajkowski has scored the small but key role of Andy […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen drops out of Freddie Mercury biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen has abandoned the long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic due to creative differences with the surviving members of Queen, Deadline reports. According to the article, Cohen had hoped to make a gritty, R-rated feature that examined Mercury’s life in accurate detail. Meanwhile, Mercury’s former bandmates wanted a PG, family-friendly pic with few blemishes. Yeah, […]

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David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is “dead”

Despite the Australian government’s efforts to entice Disney to our shores with a healthy tax rebate, David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is dead in the water, Indiewire reports. The pricey adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic book was reportedly killed on account of the Mouse House’s recent run of big-budget box office failures (John […]

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel to be scripted by Se7en writer

Talks of a sequel to David Fincher’s English-language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo have been muted of late, the result of its not-spectacular box office performance in 2011. The Wrap now reports there is some life in the project yet, with Fincher’s Se7en screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker having been tasked by Sony […]

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Interview: Michael Biehn (The Victim)

By Simon Miraudo March 19, 2013 Michael Biehn – formerly Kyle Reese in The Terminator and Corporal Hicks in Aliens – steps behind the camera for The Victim, an ultra-trashy, Grindhouse-inspired horror flick with low morals, short skirts, and a genuinely nifty twist ending. Shot in less than 12 days (and only put into production because the […]

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Australia offers Disney bait to shoot 20,000 Leagues down under

Disney’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has been gestating for a number of years, but Australian Arts Minister Simon Crean has offered the studio a tantalising deal that might help make it a reality. Crean is hoping to tempt Disney with a $12.2 million one-off payment – increasing the 16.5 per cent […]

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The ice queen cometh – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer. Directed by David Fincher. Rated MA. Originally published December 22, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Quickflix Pay Per View in Australia from May 23, 2012. Lisbeth Salander chows down on not one but two Happy Meals; a sadistic murderer […]

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Norwegian hood – Headhunters review

Headhunters – Starring Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Synnøve Macody Lund. Directed by Morten Tyldum. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Headhunters plays the Perth International Arts Festival from February 26 to March 11. Click here for more details. It arrives in cinemas nationally March 8, 2012. Morten Tyldum‘s Headhunters is the latest adaptation of a […]

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Indian audiences denied The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on account of all the sex

Sony has decided not to release David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in India after the director refused to cut five sexually explicit scenes from the pic. According to Variety, India’s Central Board of Film Certification did not appreciate the sequences in question (three sex scenes and two rape scenes, four of which […]

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The ice queen cometh – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer. Directed by David Fincher. Rated MA. Originally published December 22, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Lisbeth Salander chows down on not one but two Happy Meals; a sadistic murderer listens to Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow’ as a means of psyching himself up […]

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The ice queen cometh – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer. Directed by David Fincher. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Lisbeth Salander chows down on not one but two Happy Meals; a sadistic murderer listens to Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow’ as a means of psyching himself up for a kill; and the opening credit sequence is a super-sexy, ultra-violent, James Bond-esque […]

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Trailer Debut: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The feature trailer for David Fincher‘s adaptation of the bestselling novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has debuted online. Last week, ahead of media screenings of Straw Dogs in the US, Sony premiered eight new minutes of footage from Fincher’s upcoming flick. Although we don’t have access to that nugget of goodness, this new […]

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New Muppets teaser spoofs The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

We adored the spoof trailers for The Muppets that arrived online earlier in the year, which politely skewered romantic comedies, The Hangover Part II and Green Lantern respectively. Now comes a brand new spoofery, in which the energetic, elliptical teaser for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo gets the Muppet treatment. In the original Dragon teaser, […]

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New look at Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

A new, non-nude image of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher‘s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has landed online. The image below comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who spoke to Mara about the now infamous poster, and acting out the notorious rape scenes from Stieg Larsson’s book. You can read […]

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Nolan and Fincher talk Malick’s The Tree of Life

Fox Searchlight has recruited Christopher Nolan and David Fincher to help promote Terrence Malick’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life. The film (which opened in the U.S. a couple of weeks ago) is an ambitious project about … everything, apparently. It’s probably not been the easiest sell, despite the star-power of Brad Pitt […]

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Teaser Debut: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Green Band)

Earlier in the week we featured the leaked Red Band trailer for David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. After pulling it from the internet, Sony has released an official Green Band look at the “feel bad” movie of the year. Check it out below the new international poster! The few NSFW […]

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Teaser Debut: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The first Red Band trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has appeared online. Tickets to the self-proclaimed “feel bad movie of Christmas” are sure to be atop many people’s Xmas lists after seeing this teaser. The American adaptation of the best-selling Swedish crime trilogy by Stieg Larsson stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig […]

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The Jess Lomas Book Club: Headhunters

The Jess Lomas Book Club: Headhunters *A weekly feature in which literary connoisseur Jess Lomas examines the upcoming book-to-film adaptations worth keeping an eye on!* Am I the sole member of humanity who has not read or seen The Millennium Trilogy? Surely I’m not the only one who turns my nose up ever so slightly […]

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The King’s Speech sweeps the BAFTAs

The King’s Speech has continued its award-season sweep by taking home seven awards including Best Film and Outstanding British Film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards. Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter were all recognised by the BAFTAs, as was the film’s Original Screenplay and Score. The only major category in which […]

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>The King’s Speech awarded by DGA

>Holster those scissors, Harvey! You may not need to censor The King’s Speech to ensure its Oscar victory. The Directors Guild of America have awarded TKS director Tom Hooper their top prize. In the past decade, eight of the ten winners of the DGA award have gone on to claim Best Director at the Oscars. […]

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Dragon Tattoo director disses Fincher’s remake

Do you get annoyed when you hear Hollywood is remaking one of your favourite foreign films? Spare a thought for Niels Arden Oplev – director of the hit Swedish mystery The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – who is about to see his own film get the tinsel-town treatment. We’ve been following David Fincher’s English-language […]

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Young folks – The Social Network review

The Social Network – Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer. Directed by David Fincher. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. “They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations…They overdo everything – they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything […]

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Listen to Trent Reznor’s score for The Social Network

We were very excited to learn that Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails would score David Fincher‘s upcoming Facebook-film The Social Network. Now, five tracks from the soundtrack have made their way online, and we can confirm that our excitement was indeed justified. Reznor will self-release the score (co-written and performed by Atticus Ross) on […]

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Google to get ‘The Social Network’ treatment

You’ve used the website, now see the movie! The story behind the founding of Google is set to be brought to the big screen, no doubt a result of the impending success of David Fincher‘s Facebook tale The Social Network. According to Deadline, Groundswell Productions and producer John Morris have acquired the rights to Ken […]

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Rooney Mara is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

David Fincher has (finally) selected a young actress to star in his upcoming remake of the hit Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Rooney Mara. The report comes from Deadline, who note that Mara also appears in Fincher’s next film The Social Network. Mara will star as cyberpunk Lisbeth Salander in the English-language […]

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A handy guide to the Dragon Tattoo casting

What once seemed like an intensive search for an actress is quickly turning into a game of celebrity heads. Nearly every ingénue in the world is being considered for the role of cyberpunk Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher‘s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (she was played by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish […]

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