David Fincher could direct upcoming Star Wars Episode VII
Before David Fincher was tied to music videos and commercials, he was helming cameras for Richard Marquand and George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
29 years and 8 successful motion pictures later (not including Alien 3 which Fincher distances himself from), the Academy Award nominated director is now a part of the growing list of potential directors who might bring the upcoming Star Wars sequel to the screen. As of now, the current front runner for the position is X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn, who not too long ago dropped from directing the X-Men: Days of Future Past sequel.
As for Fincher, his next project is House of Cards, an upcoming political drama set to premiere February 1st on Netflix. It will star Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara. To read Fincher’s interview about his experience on working on Return of the Jedi, click here.
"Played with Fire" update & "Dragon Tattoo" Blu-ray on sale
The Blu-ray for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is temporarily on sale at Best Buy for $7.99 until the end of the day on Saturday. This includes two Blu-ray discs (including bonus features not on the DVD), a copy of Salander’s “bootleg” DVD, and an UltraViolet digital copy. For those of you who don’t know already, there are four different sets of discs available for this release. I will enable photo replies so that you can show us which discs you got.
In other Millennium news: It’s recently been reported that screenwriter Steven Zaillian is finished with the newest drafts of The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. It is now up to Sony & Columbia Pictures whether or not production on Played with Fire will start soon. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are confirmed for the last two film adaptions in the series. It is still unknown whether Fincher will return to direct, but let’s hope that the cards fall in the right spot. He is finished with House of Cards after all. There is honestly no other director who can perfectly capture the nature and emotion of these novels as he can.