We are just a few weeks away from the releases of Academy Award nominee David Lynch’s Mank. Fincher’s black-and-white period drama about 1930s Hollywood and the making of the iconic Citizen Kane.
What’s next? Well, whatever that is, it’s going to be made at Netflix, as Fincher has made his relationship with the company official. Speaking to the French magazine, Premiere, David Fincher revealed something we’d heard about for months now: he’s signed an exclusive deal with Netflix.
“Yes, I have an exclusivity deal with [Netflix] for another four years,” revealed Fincher [ed. note, the entire issue is not yet online, but we’ve secured a copy]. “And depending on ‘Mank’s’ reception, I’ll either go see them sheepishly asking them what I can do to redeem myself or take the attitude of the arrogant asshole who’ll require making other films in black and white. [Laughs] No, I’m here to deliver them ‘content’ — whatever it means— likely to bring them spectators, in my small sphere of influence.”
“Now [because] I signed this Netflix deal it’s also because I’d like to work like Picasso painted, to try very different things, to try to break the shape or change the operating mode. I like the idea of having a body of work. And yes, I admit that it feels strange, after forty years in this profession, to only have ten films under my belt. Well, eleven, but ten that I can say are mine. Yes, objectively, it is a pretty terrifying observation.”
The deal is rumored to be worth over nine-figures, but Netflix has not confirmed.
All I know is NO MINDHUNTER SEASON 3 NO PEACE!!! Make it happen Fincher!