“Four more years!” That’s what legendary filmmaker David Fincher is cheering on following the revelation that streaming giant Netflix has signed the man behind the Fight Club to another four exclusive years on the platform. After his success with House of Cards and Mindhunter, the next four years will be the continuation of his cinematic administration.
Red and blue states aside, four more years of David Fincher on Netflix is amazing news! With Mank, his bold, black-and-white period piece on the making of Citizen Kane in 19030s Hollywood making a limited release in theatres this month, its clear Fincher is ready to create more cinematic masterpieces.
Revealing the exclusive deal in an interview with French magazine, Premiere, Fincher joked that depending on the success and “reception” of Mank he will “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.” Declaring that he is taking on another four years to deliver Netflix content, he believes his “small sphere of influence” will help the streaming giant bring in “spectators”.
Fincher said that he signed in an attempt to branch out and try new things. Drawing comparisons with himself and Picasso, Fincher is looking “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.”
As a fan of his work from Fight Club, The Zodiac, and even Alien 3, we couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of four more years of David Fincher at Netflix. Mank will be streaming on Netflix from the 4th of December.