As Gone Girl heads into theaters Friday, director David Fincher has preemptively shut down any speculation as to what his next project will be. IndieWire has zeroed in on a quote from Fincher’s interview in The Guardian that reveals the director will spend 2015 directing every episode of HBO’s remake of the U.K. series Utopia.
The thriller follows the efforts of a group of people as they try to prevent a string of natural disasters predicted in a graphic novel called The Utopia Experiments. Along the way, the run afoul of an organization called the Network.
With dozens of music videos and two episodes of Netflix’s House of Cards on his resume, the move marks the director’s most immersive involvement with television to date
“I like the world of it,” Fincher said. “I like the characters — I love Dennis’ [Kelly, creator of the U.K. Utopia] honesty and affinity for the nerds. I mean, I’ve always been a bit of a junior conspiracy theorist because I don’t have time to connect them all! But it’s nice to see that somebody has.”
With most of next year blocked off for Utopia, Fincher admitted that he’s not looking much past 2015. “Oddly enough, I did a remake of a literary adaptation, then I did a remake of a television show,” he said, referencing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Netflix’s House of Cards. “Now I’m doing a literary adaptation [and then remaking another show]. I don’t know: the pattern is not clear to me exactly what it is that I’m doing. But I’m sure it’ll be illuminated for me. Your job is context. I’m just a hamster on a wheel!”
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