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Something's afoot in the first trailer for David Fincher's upcoming mystery thriller, Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name. The new clip finds Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, reeling in the aftermath of the disappearance of his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), amidst search parties, candlelight vigils and incessant television coverage. The mood, however, soon shifts when we're shown shots of the couple fighting and detectives scouring the Dunne residence for clues. The clip ends with a smarmy sounding Nick telling a TV interviewer: »
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' director also wanted to control over marketing, in negotiations with the studio to reteam with "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
A source asserted that the American film maker could re-enter negotiations with Sony but the fee he was seeking was ridiculous. (Ani) »
- Amith Ostwal
News Simon Brew 15 Apr 2014 - 06:55
The reunion of The Social Network team - writer Aaron Sorkin, producer Scott Rudin and director David Fincher - looks like it's off. The trio were set to reunite to make the mooted biopic of the late Steve Jobs, which Sorkin is adapting from Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs (which is well worth a read). However, The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Fincher is set to walk away from the project.
It seems quite specific as to the reasons why, and that in turn makes us wonder if they really are the main causes for Fincher's apparent departure. According to the report, it's Fincher's "aggressive demands for compensation and control" that have caused the problem. He's said »
So tonight there are big scoops about how David Fincher walked away from the movie Sony and Scott Rudin are developing about Apple visionary Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson book. What an unusual outcome to a story that was almost completely the result of overeager journalists. I remember when the Fincher rumor first circulated on tracking boards, and while every trade called to check, only one broke the news, claiming a deal for the director was nearly done. Then another publication splashed a story that Christian Bale was Fincher’s top choice for the role, another nugget that came from these tracking board sheets that are becoming too much a staple of what ends up being published and accepted as fact. All along, people close to the project cautioned that while they’d gone to Fincher and he liked the script, the director had not committed. Fincher is »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The all-star creative team behind The Social Network that was planning to reunite for a Steve Jobs bio might have to reboot. Producer Scott Rudin, director David Fincher, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin were planning to adapt Walter Isaacson’s bestselling 2011 biography for Sony, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, Fincher and the studio are at odds over his demands for a $10 million upfront fee and control of the film’s marketing.
- Jeff Labrecque
Less than two months after entering negotiations to direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, David Fincher has parted ways with the project after talks broke down over the filmmaker's reportedly excessive demands.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's sources, David Fincher was seeking a whopping $10 million up front to direct the movie, along with full control over the project's marketing. Sony had allowed him considerable input into the marketing of his last film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, allowing the use of his tagline "The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas." He also created a series of metal, razor-blade shaped posters that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce, although they were never seen in theaters because they were not suitable for display.
Although neither Sony nor the director commented on the story, an insider claims that David Fincher could still re-enter negotiations, while adding that the fee he is seeking is "ridiculous. »
You can forget that Social Network reunion. David Fincher reportedly is out as the director of the Steve Jobs biopic that would have reunited him with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin. THR reports that Sony.s actively seeking a replacement filmmaker after Fincher sought "a hefty $10 million up front in fees, as well as control over marketing" while negotiating terms with the studio. The trade goes on to talk about the odd demands Fincher made while working with Sony on the underperforming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They cite an example where Fincher "had the studio create metal, razor-blade-shaped one-sheet materials for the film that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce but were not suitable for display in theaters." Classic Fincher. The trade off for such unusual requests is that Fincher normally delivers a masterpiece. He.s the brain behind such brilliant films as Se »
The Social Network director was in line to take control of the film, but has had a disagreement with Sony Pictures over compensation, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The publication is reporting that Fincher wanted $10 million up front, as well as power over marketing decisions. He apparently had Sony make metal one-sheet materials to promote the film which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to create.
Fincher did have a strong say on the marketing involved in Sony's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2011, but sources say the fee he wanted for the Steve Jobs picture is too high for an uncommercial film.
The director would have reunited with »
Fincher was never officially attached to the project, which would have reteamed him with “The Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin, but had met with Sony after the studio tapped him as its top choice to direct the pic. At that point, insiders said Fincher was weighing a handful of other projects and had never fully committed to directing.
The film is based on the Walter Isaacson biography “Steve Jobs,” to which Sony acquired the rights following the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Sorkin finished the script earlier this year and has said that it is divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of the company’s infamous product launches.
- Justin Kroll
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? Right, but their second collaboration, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” didn’t go quite as well, so it’s not much of a surprise that Fincher won’t be directing the mooted Steve Jobs biopic. THR reports that Fincher's demand for up front fees ($10 million) and creative control was the dealbreaker. But if you’re Fincher, are these demands unexpected? Fincher struggled and battled Sony/Amy Pascal/Rudin tooth and nail over casting Rooney Mara in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and they paid her a total pittance. Rudin and Pascal were difficult along the way and for Fincher, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo »
- Edward Davis
The Hollywood Reporter writes that studio Sony is actively looking to replace Fincher after the director demanded too much money and control over the feature, including $10 million in up-front payment and oversight of the film's marketing. Sources tell THR that Sony balked at Fincher's requests, and were already wary of working with the director after a disastrous marketing campaign for 2011's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," where Fincher requested that the studio spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on promotional materials that were ultimately useless.
THR writes that Fincher could potentially re-enter negotiations with Sony to retain the job, but sources tell the trade that the director needs to cut down on his "ridiculous" demands.
"You're not doing 'Transformers' here. »
- Katie Roberts
Having penned some of the most memorable movies in recent years, Alex Garland is finally going behind the camera this year for the first time, bringing us a psychological thriller in the form of Ex Machina.
Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander star in the leading trio, and with Vikander starring as a beautiful robot, you can be sure this is going to be an interesting one, and it should be a lot of fun when it lands. And whilst we await a glimpse at Vikander herself in the movie, the first still has now been released, teasing a look at Gleeson and Isaac, and what could well be some of the inner workings of Vikander’s robot, Ava.
Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Although David Fincher was said earlier this year to be targeting Sony Pictures' untitled Steve Jobs biopic , The Hollywood Reporter now brings word that the Gone Girl helmer has exited the project due to contract disputes. Fincher was already said to move forward with the film only under the condition that Christian Bale agree to play Jobs. Adapted by The Social Network 's Aaron Sorkin and to be produced by that film's Scott Rudin, the biopic is to be based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography, which is described as follows: Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years.as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the »
Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are currently in the process of acquiring the rights to a book set on Wall Street called Flash Boys. The book was written by Michael Lewis, and it's the complete opposite of what Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street was. Flash Boys is based on a true story, and the players in it are the kind of people that would absolutely hate what Jordan Belfort was doing in Scorsese's film. In fact, that's the kind of people that they were fighting against.
The story follows "a group of Wall Street guys who grew frustrated by a loophole that gave traders the opportunity to game the stock market. They banded together to reform the financial markets by creating an exchange that rendered impotent the act of high-frequency trading, a growing form of trading that gave insiders an advantage." These guys walked away from »
- Joey Paur
Flash Boys Film Bought by Sony. The book-to-film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt will be brought to the big screen by Sony Pictures. On the people behind-the-scenes of the film: Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin…will produce with Eli Bush, and the deal was [...]
Continue reading: Flash Boys: Michael Lewis Book to Film Adaptation Acquired by Sony »
- Rollo Tomasi
Michael Lewis isn’t a Hollywood guy per se, but he has been behind a couple of big recent hits. Best Picture nominees The Blind Side and Moneyball were both based on books of his, and movies based on his tomes Liar’s Poker and The Big Short are both in the works. Now Sony and producer […]
The post Scott Rudin Producing ‘Flash Boys’, the Anti-’Wolf of Wall Street’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
If the champagne-spewing, cocaine-snorting excesses of "The Wolf of Wall Street" left a bad taste in your mouth, don't worry: the next Big Banking drama to come out of Hollywood is going to be a nice, populist palate-cleanser. Per a report from Deadline, the non-fiction bestseller "Flash Boys" will be adapted for film. The project marks a second collaboration between author Michael Lewis and producer Scott Rudin; the pair worked together previously to bring "Moneyball," ...
By Kat Rosenfield »
Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are closing in on a deal to acquire smart author Michael Lewis' real-life, high-stakes financial drama "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," which was just published last month and is already a national bestseller. This true story centers on a group of Wall Street players who set out to diminish high-frequency trading within the market. This is worlds away from the debauchery of "The Wolf of Wall Street," but no less timely. The deal is currently in media res, with Eli Bush ("The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") onboard to co-produce alongside Rudin. Sony production exec Elizabeth Cantillon and Rudin crony Michael De Luca ("The Social Network," "Captain Phillips"), now president of production at Sony, had a hand in organizing the acquisition, which would make this Sony and De Luca's second adaptation of a Michael Lewis book after 2011's "Moneyball. »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are closing a deal to acquire Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys" which has been described as an anti-"Wolf of Wall Street".
The work follows a group of Wall Street guys who grew frustrated by a loophole that gave traders the opportunity to game the stock market.
They banded together to reform the financial markets by creating an exchange which ultimately invalidated high-frequency trading, a growing form of trading that gave insiders an advantage.
The group walked away from huge money jobs to investigate big banks, stock exchanges and high frequency trading firms and expose the rigged game for what it is.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Lonergan said Tuesday that Cera, whose credits include Arrested Development, Juno and Superbad, and Culkin, of Igby Goes Down and Cider House Rules, will bring the play to Broadway in the fall after a stop this summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. All three will be making their Broadway debuts.
The woman in the middle of the pair will be played by Tavi Gevinson, »
- Associated Press
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