David Fincher is teaming up with Netflix to âSeeâ, a new visual essay documentary series celebrating cinema.
Netflix, or at least the Twitter account dedicated to its films, rocked 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 “See” with “The Empty Man” 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.
From executive producer David Fincher …
SEE, a new documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema, in the mind of one of the modern masters of cinema.
Premiere at AFI Fest and soon on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/gqHqlvbxZF
– NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 13, 2021
Fincher is the award-winning filmmaker behind “Fight Club”, “Zodiac”, “The Social Network” and Madonna’s “Vogue” 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 on “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.”