Andrew Kevin Walker

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No, I will not be apologizing for that title. David Fincher is having a pretty newsworthy week thanks to the recent confirmation that his follow-up to 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be another literary thriller adaptation. He’s heading into pre-production on Gone Girl based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller with star Ben Affleck and an as-yet unnamed female lead, but while that’s exciting news it leaves a couple questions hanging limply in the air. Will we still see the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire hit screens in the near future? And for the love of god can we finally sink the idea of Fincher wasting his time on a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake once and for all? Happily, the answer to both questions appears to be yes.


20000 leagues under the sea

One of Disney’s biggest historical successes came back in 1954 when they released a live action version of the Jules Verne story 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. They pumped a huge amount of money into that movie and all of its giant squid spectacle, and then saw their risky investment pay off when it became a hit. That was pretty much the beginning of Disney in the live action movie game. 1954 was a long time ago though, and there’s now probably a couple generations of people who have never seen that film, which is so important to Disney history. To fix that, the studio has been working on a remake for a while. So far the Leagues remake has been slow to get off the ground. At one point McG was set to be in charge of the whole thing, and a whole slew of different screenwriters were helping the process along, but that all fell apart. More recently David Fincher has been said to be involved in getting this one going, but it’s still not clear where exactly it fits into his schedule. The rumblings of Fincher making this movie soon seem to be getting a bit more credibility though, as Deadline Nantes is reporting that Se7en scribe Andrew Kevin Walker has been brought on board to help Fincher shape the re-told tales of Captain Nemo. There are probably about a million jokes to be made right now about all of the vile things that were in Se7en, […]



Now that the Talking Heads song is stuck in your head, try to wrap your mind around the pairing of Last Exorcism director Eric Newman, producer Eli Roth, and Se7en screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. The story of Psycho Killer focuses on a highway patrol officer avenging the murder of her husband by tracking down the serial killer that offed him. According to Variety, a bulk of the story follows the serial killer. The production is currently looking for a known, but not well known, leading lady. How badly do I want to suggest Frances McDormand despite her being super well known? Very badly. Do you have any suggestions?



Sure, David Fincher is currently working on the much talked about Facebook origin story The Social Network. But he’s also working on several other things.



As if your day wasn’t awesome enough, Fred Durst is directing another movie. Feel free to celebrate.

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published: 01.28.2015
published: 01.28.2015
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