David Fincher Updates On THE GOON, BLACK HOLE And 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

David Fincher Updates On THE GOON, BLACK HOLE And 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

David Fincher Updates On THE GOON, BLACK HOLE And 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

While promoting The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the director updates the status on the animated adaptation of The Goon, the graphic novel adaptation Black Hole, and the 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea remake.



Speaking with SuperHeroHype, director David Fincher updates on three upcoming films that he's currently involved with. On the animated adaptation of the Dark Horse character The Goon (which Fincher is producing), he says that in January there'll be meetings to figure out the budget. He also talks about the adaptation of the Charles Burns graphic novel Black Hole, which he has been attached to for a few years, praising the script and saying that the FX has to be done right. Finally, Fincher dishes on the current progress of the 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea redo, which has Se7ven writer Andrew Kevin Walker working on the new screenplay. He says that he's met with James Cameron about filming the movie (which has a $200 mil. budget) in 3D, and he also comments on what exactly interests him in the project.

On The Goon...
Eric’s been working on it and Tim’s been working on it, and Jeff (Fowler). People continue to work on it and refine stuff, but it’s hard for me because I’m in Sweden, so I can’t really make many production meetings, but the attempt is to in January really go out and try and figure out a price that makes sense. I don’t know why you can spend $200 million on The Incredibles but you can’t spend $50 million on The Goon, or $130 million on Kung Fu Panda and $50 million on The Goon.


On the adaptation of Black Hole...
It’s a really great script by Dante Harper, so the hope is that will win out. It’s so weird. It’s so great, because it would be great to see. It’s a very tough… there’s make-up FX and digital FX that are expensive and to do it right, you gotta do it just right, because it has to challenge your idea of the human body.


On 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea's being shot in 3D and his interest in the project...
I don’t know what came before me. We’re plugging away, trying to get a script that sort of satisfies all of the… you know, it’s a tricky thing because it’s a $200 million 3D thing done in water, and you don’t want to go off half-cocked. You can find yourself with a $75 million overage in a movie that completely takes place underwater, especially in 3D. 3D is a whole different thing for reflective sources.
The thing that’s interesting to me is a science fiction movie that takes place five years after the Civil War, the idea of ‘What does science fiction look like through the eyes of somebody 120 years ago?’


Be on the look out for the full interview at Coming Soon within the next few days. In the mean time, Fincher's latest film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is set to be released next Tuesday.
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