What’s next for David Fincher after his upcoming film ‘Mank’?
Since 2013 David Flincher and Netflix have had a strong working relationship. Fincher was the Co-Executive producer on ‘House Of Cards’ (2013), and he also directed a handful of episodes. He was the director and key creative lead on “Mindhunter” (2017-2019). He co-produced the animated series ‘Love, Death, and Robots‘ (2019). And lastly, there’s ‘Mank’, a black-and-white period drama about 1930s Hollywood and the making of ‘Citizen Kane,’ set to come out in December. So, what’s next?
Recently during an interview with the French magazine Premiere, David Fincher revealed he’s signed an exclusive four year 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.”
He added, “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 Playlist.
Rumors about this deal have been circulating for over a year, even before “Mank” was announced. but it wasn’t until now that anything has been confirmed. While Netflix did not respond for clarification, sources are reporting it was a major deal worth over nine-figures.
‘Mank’ is already stirring up a lot of excitement in the film industry and is likely to be a major awards Contender. It will be interesting to see what Fincher will do with his Nextflix partnership.