David Fincher Is All In With Netflix, New Movie Announced And More

By TeeJay Small | Published

According to an exclusive write-up in Collider, visionary filmmaker David Fincher has announced plans to helm yet another Netflix original film, even going so far as to refer to the streamer as the future of cinema. Fincher previously found success working with Netflix on the hit series Mindhunter as well as his acclaimed films Mank and The Killer. While the director has not yet revealed the title or plot of his upcoming project, Netflix film chief Scott Stuber has confirmed the streamers plan to continue collaborating with Fincher in the coming months.

David Fincher Has Created Some Of The Biggest Dark Thrillers Ever, Including Se7en

David Fincher has been crafting high-quality auteur cinema for decades before the Netflix deal, with such career highlights as Se7en, Gone Girl, The Social Network, and Zodiac attributed to his IMDb. The 61-year-old filmmaker also holds credits for a number of music videos, working alongside performers such as Paula Abdul, Sting, Madonna, and Justin Timberlake. After taking a brief hiatus from active production following his massive 2014 psychological thriller Gone Girl, Fincher has worked exclusively with Netflix since 2017.

Fincher’s First Collab With Netflix Was Mindhunter

David Fincher’s first foray into the streaming world came in the form of the serial killer drama Mindhunter, which ran for two seasons on Netflix. In 2020, Fincher helmed the biopic Mank, which focused on the life and relationships of acclaimed screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, to the tune of over ten Academy Award nominations. The film, stylized in stunning black and white, details Mankiewicz’ involvement in the penning of the classic 1941 film Citizen Kane, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.

The Killer Just Landed On Netflix

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Following up on the success of Mank, David Fincher continued his illustrious Netflix run by helming an episode of the animated anthology series Love Death and Robots, season three’s “Bad Travelling.” The director’s latest endeavor, The Killer, is a long-awaited crime thriller that finally arrived on the streamer just this week with a number of rave reviews. Though the film seems to be generally regarded with less fanfare than Mank, critics have specifically praised the performances of Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton in the crime thriller.

Netflix Deals With Other Famed Directors

Fresh off the success of The Killer, David Fincher seems to have little interest in resting on his laurels, as the acclaimed filmmaker already has plans to continue working alongside Netflix. Though there has been little talk of what his next film will entail exactly, many fans are crossing their fingers for a theatrical release, which Netflix has been known to provide for some big-name directors in the past. Notable films that received limited play in theaters across the country include Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman, Sam Levinson’s Malcolm and Marie, and Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

More David Fincher Netflix Projects To Come

With Netflix and the other members of the AMPTP finally caving to the demands of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA unions, active productions are set to begin shooting again soon, meaning David Fincher has plenty of eager talent surely waiting by the phone. Whatever Fincher’s next Netflix outing entails, fans will surely be on the edge of their seats. For now, all we can do is stream The Killer and wait to see what’s next.