David Fincher is a fairly acclaimed director who may in all probability get any form of gig he desires, however these days he’s been attempting to make it very clearly that he completely doesn’t need some gigs. Particularly, Fincher doesn’t need to make Marvel or Star Wars films, telling The Monetary Instances lately (by way of Collider) that the Marvel Studios mannequin could be too limiting for a some filmmakers. Then, an interview with Empire, he revealed that he was truly thought-about for a Star Wars film earlier than making it clear that he wasn’t .
Fincher says that he talked to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy about directing one of many new Star Wars films, and whereas he conceded that it’d be “a plum task,” he appears to have concluded that the stress of constructing a Star Wars could be an excessive amount of. He says he can’t inform if it’d be worse to be George Lucas on the set of the primary film “the place everybody’s making enjoyable” due to how bizarre all of it is, or to should develop the “intestinal fortitude” with a view to comply with by way of on the success of The Drive Awakens. On the one hand, he says “you need to endure the withering abuse of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher,” and on the opposite “you need to reside as much as a billion or a billion-five.” That’s along with the truth that making a Star Wars film will take up “two years of your life, 14 hours a day, seven days every week.”
Given what occurred to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Josh Trank, and Colin Trevorrow, although, it’s in all probability good that Fincher knew Star Wars wasn’t for him forward of time.
[by way of IndieWire]