While he only helmed the first two episode of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” filmmaker David Fincher is going all in for the upcoming “Utopia”.
Talking up “Gone Girl” with The Guardian, Fincher revealed that he will be directing every episode of HBO’s remake of the U.K. cult series “Utopia”. The remake received a series order earlier this year.
“Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is also on board to produce the show about a group of people who get their hands on a cult graphic novel which seems to have accurately predicted major disasters.
The group tries to prevent the next disaster predicted in the pages of the manuscript from happening as an organization, known only as The Network, hunts them down.
Fincher follows in the footsteps of several directors committing to helm a full seasonal run of shows such as Jane Campion (“Top of the Lake”), Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) and Steven Soderbergh (“The Knick”).
The project will reportedly take up Fincher’s time for much of 2015 and he tells the paper he hasn’t decided on his next project:
“I did a remake of a literary adaptation [Dragon Tattoo], then I did a remake of a television show [House of Cards]. Now I’m doing a literary adaptation [Gone Girl]. 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.”