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David Fincher says 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA will be in 3D, has “a lot of films” that could be his next

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
December 31st, 2010

With his latest film, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, getting more than its fair share of awards, and his English language take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo set for a release in December of 2011, director David Fincher is looking towards the future, and now we know what that will in fact be.

In speaking with Collider (in what is one hell of a long and massively interesting interview), the director revealed that his upcoming take on the story of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea will in fact be in 3D. According to the director, he has “a lot of movies that could be my next film,” so while we may not know what will in fact follow up DRAGON TATOO, we do know that it may involve his first foray into 3D.

Now, regarding a film that won’t in fact be a part of his future, Fincher revealed that CHEF, a project that was slated to star Keanu Reeves and has been in the works for a while now, is no longer a part of his slate. This joins NESS, a crime film once set to star Matt Damon and Casey Affleck as long-gestating Fincher projects that are no longer in his hands.

Could there be a sequel to DRAGON TATTOO in Fincher’s future? Fincher even chatted about that possibility, saying that “there’s a script that has to be written for the second movie. We have to have an audience that wants to see a second movie. We have to make room for another Bond movie. So there’s a lot of elements that come into play.” So basically if people ask for it, he’ll make it.  Sounds good to me.

At this point, many films could be Fincher’s next. He confirmed that long talked-about projects RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA, HEAVY METAL, THE KILLER, and THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD are all still in his future. Personally, RAMA has become the one project, along with something like Darren Aronofsky’s Noah’s Ark project, that has become the stuff of legend. It’s one of the most hotly talked-about films that has yet to be made, and would be one hell of a film for the auteur. That would be my dream film for him, but honestly, all of these sound great.

What film are you interested in seeing Fincher tackle?

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