The director is making a comeback 6 years after the success of Gone Girl.
While he’s doing great with the Mindhunter series he produces and directs for Netflix, it seems that the meticulous director, David Fincher, has decided to renew the experience with the streaming platform.
First thought for a theatrical release at the end of the year, Mank, David Fincher‘s new film, will finally be released in October on Netflix. A change of medium that the coronavirus pandemic would be at the origin of, allowing the film to be accessible from home. Moreover, Mank, which focuses on the life of Herman J. Mankiewicz, the famous screenwriter of Citizen Kane, is shot entirely in black and white. Not enough to draw crowds to the theater. The film’s producer, Eric Roth, has no doubt about this: « [David] made a 1930s film in black and white. Six people are going to see it, but it’s really great. »
The honesty and lucidity of the production, which nevertheless relies on Fincher’s talent and directorial precision to give the film a chance to make it to the 2021 Oscars. If this is not the main goal, Netflix hopes to repeat the ten nominations for his hit The Irishman, which has come up short.
In addition to directing, the cast will include the talented Gary Oldman as Mankiewicz and Tuppence Middleton (Sense8) as his wife. The screenplay, by Franck Fincher, will focus particularly on the early stages of writing Citizen Kane. It will also be an opportunity to discover Tom Burke as Orson Welles and Lily Collins as Rita Alexander. The event is scheduled for next October.
Are you looking forward to David Fincher’s new film? Would you prefer a cinema screening rather than a Netflix screening?
Source : Journal du Geek