Which David Fincher unrealized project would you like to see the most?

Your choices:

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A remake of the 1954 Disney film. Fincher was attached to direct the project in 2010 with Scott Z. Burns writing the script. Fincher left the project in 2013 due to casting disagreements with Disney. Fincher wanted Channing Tatum in the lead role while Disney wanted Chris Hemsworth.
  • The Automatic Detective: An adaptation of the 2008 A. Lee Martinez novel. The Automatic Detective is a parody of hard boiled detective fiction where a robot PI foils a conspiracy to take-over a retrofuture version of his world. The project would be a collaboration with Blur Studios.
  • Black Hole: An adaptation of the comic book series by Charles Burns. The story deals with the aftermath of a sexually transmitted disease that causes grotesque mutations in teenagers.
  • Catch Me If You Can: An adaptation of the 1980 book by Frank Abagnale Jr. & Stan Redding. Fincher dropped out to make Panic Room. The movie was released in 2002; directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks & Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Chef: A movie set in the world of culinary arts and starring Keanu Reeves. The project was revived and as "Burnt" with Bradley Cooper.
  • Chemical Pink: An adaptation of the 2001 novel by Katie Arnoldi. Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk was going to write the script. Set in the world of female bodybuilding, Chemical Pink is a story of obsession and the consequences of going too far to achieve your goals.
  • Cleopatra: A sword-and-sandal epic about Cleopatra. Angelina Jolie was set to star.
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequels: Sequels to 2011's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Fincher planned to make the other two books in the series (The Girl Who Played with Fire & The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest) back to back but a movie based on The Girl in the Spider's Web was released instead with Claire Foy.
  • Hard Boiled: An adaptation of the comic by Frank Miller. The story follows Carl Seltz, an insurance investigator who discovers he is also a homicidal cyborg tax collector who happens to be the last hope of an enslaved robot race. Nicolas Cage was slated to star as the main character.
  • Jobs: A biopic about Steve Jobs with Aaron Sorkin writing the script. Fincher wanted Christian Bale as Jobs, but both left the project. The movie was released in 2015 with Danny Boyle directing and Michael Fassbender starring as Jobs.
  • Lords of Dogtown: A biographical film regarding skateboarders Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, and Jay Adams. The movie was released in 2005 and was directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
  • Mission: Impossible III: Tom Cruise sought out Fincher to direct the third Mission: Impossible movie. Fincher was looking to make the movie "very violent." The movie was released but directed by J.J. Abrams.
  • Rendezvous with Rama: An adaptation of the 1973 science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 2130s, the story involves a cylindrical alien starship that enters the Solar System. The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries. Morgan Freeman was attached to star. Denis Villeneuve is currently set to helm the movie.
  • Seared: An adaptation of Anthony Bourdain's 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential. Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro were interested in starring the project.
  • The Sky Is Falling: A movie about two priests who engage in a killing spree after discovering God is nonexistent. The project failed to get green-lit by a studio.
  • Spider-Man: Fincher was one of the directors approached to direct the 2002 Spider-Man movie. Fincher described in a 2011 interview concepts he wanted to do in the film, such as a ten minute title sequence tackling Peter Parker's backstory and featuring Green Goblin killing Gwen Stacy.
  • Squids: A coming-of-age story set on a nuclear submarine during the Cold War. The script was written by David Ayer who later remarked "it sucked."
  • Strangers on a Train remake: A remake of the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock film. The project would have been a collaboration between Fincher, Ben Affleck, and Gillian Flynn (so basically the team from Gone Girl)
  • They Fought Alone: A movie about Col. Wendell Fertig, a soldier serving in the Philippines during World War II. Brad Pitt was desired to play the main role. Fertig organized and commanded an American-Filipino guerrilla force on the Japanese-occupied, southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
  • Torso: An adaptation of the true crime comic by Brian Michael Bendis & Marc Andreyko. It is based on the true story of the Cleveland Torso Murderer, and the efforts of the famous lawman Eliot Ness and his band of the "Unknowns” to capture him. Fincher claimed the movie would be faithful to the comic and it's rumored that Matt Damon, Rachel McAdams, Casey Affleck and Gary Oldman were going to star.
  • World War Z 2: A sequel to the 2013 Brad Pitt zombie movie. One of the reasons why the project was cancelled was due to China banning any films featuring zombies or ghosts.

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