Netflix, or at least the Twitter account dedicated to its films, thrilled moviegoers Tuesday after tweeting: “Something special is coming tomorrow from David Fincher …”
Alas, this âSomething Specialâ is not a third season of âMindhunterâ or a sequel to âMank,â the director’s Oscar-nominated Netflix drama about the screenwriter of âCitizen Kaneâ. Fincher, who is executive producer of âSeeâ with âThe Empty Manâ director David Prior, has disclosed very little about the upcoming project. Writer Drew McWeeny, who works on the project, wrote that the 10 to 30 minute essay series is about âsomething that intrigues or upsets us or has to do with our connection to cinemaâ.
âSeeâ will premiere on November 13 at AFI Fest in Los Angeles before landing on Netflix on an undetermined date.
Fincher is the award-winning filmmaker behind âFight Club,â âZodiac,â âThe Social Networkâ and Madonna’s âVogueâ music video. He recently signed a four-year film deal with Netflix, having worked with the streamer on âHouse of Cardsâ and âMindhunterâ. As previously announced, Fincher is directing the Netflix movie âThe Killer,â an assassin drama that would star Michael Fassbender.
Some top directors have come out openly against Netflix and its non-traditional methods of theatrical distribution, but Fincher says he appreciates the freedom he has been given.
âI’ve never been happier working in one place than at Netflix,â Fincher said Variety in a cover story about “Mank”. “It’s a good thing that movies have a place to exist where you don’t necessarily have to push them into spandex summer or winter affliction.”
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