Just as his new film “Mank” hits selected cinemas, director David Fincher has announced in an interview with French magazine Premiere that he has signed a four year deal with Netflix. Fincher’s previous movies include “Fight Club”, “Zodiac” and “Gone Girl” but he has also worked on two seasons of “Mindhunter” for Netflix as well as the animated anthology series “Love, Death + Robots”.
The director said that he was exhausted after directing two seasons of “Mindhunter” and wanted to do a new film project rather than a third season. Upon giving Netflix his ideas for “Mank” they simply asked him when he could start. Fincher went on to say that he has “an exclusive deal with them for another four years” and joked about how if “Mank” doesn’t do well then he will have to try and redeem himself, but if it does do well he will “show up like an arrogant prick and demand to make more black & white movies”.
“Mank” is showing now in selected cinemas and will premiere on Netflix on December 4th. The film delves into the story behind one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces ever made: “Citizen Kane” and stars Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz as he races to complete the screenplay for Orson Welles (Tom Burke). Other cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, and Charles Dance.