'Social Network' Director David Fincher Will Not Helm Steve Jobs Movie

David FincherThe Social Network director David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, both written by Aaron Sorkin, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Back in February, a report came out saying Fincher was in negotiations to direct the film.

The report says Fincher was asking for $10 million in fees in addition to control over marketing the movie, with Sony saying his asking price was too high. It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony.
A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is “ridiculous,” adding, “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”
Sorkin and Fincher worked together on The Social Network, which made $225 million worldwide and saw Sorkin win an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, in addition to nominations in several other categories.

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9 months ago
"David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic"

"It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony."

"A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations"

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9 months ago
they compare Fincher to the TRANSFORMERS movies???? rude
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9 months ago
Thank goodness they don't want to pay for quality. That would be horrible.
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9 months ago
With Hollywood studios you have to make the best deal possible, cash upfront. Otherwise they'll give you only peanuts if the movie turns out to be a big hit.
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9 months ago
Bummer. :(
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9 months ago
Good. Hopefully he's looking to do something more interesting, like The Girl Who Played With Fire.
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9 months ago

You're not doing Captain America. This is quality


***** you whoever you are for implying that Captain America isn't quality.
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9 months ago
The amount of talent, experience and dedication Fincher brings to the table 10 mil isn't too much. Fincher is one the few best directors working today. I mean he made the freaking facebook movie look like modern day Godfather.
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9 months ago
Perhaps he thinks Apple is paying for the movie.
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9 months ago
A large part of the problem with Hollywood today is that they use comparisons such as "you're not doing Transformers or Captain America here" to somehow suggest doing a high quality film without a flashy action franchise is somehow not worth big money. The Social Network was an excellent film, well written and directed, and a multi-award winner. Transformers and Captain America were watered down dreck aimed at the lowest common denominator, and to sell tie in toys.
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