David Fincher has revealed that he has signed a four-year exclusive deal with Netflix.
It's thanks to 'House of Cards', which David Fincher executive produced and directed a number of episodes of, that the streaming service took off. Fincher's two-season 'Mindhunter' series for Netflix was also a major success.
Last year, the mastermind behind such movies as 'Seven', 'Zodiac' and 'The Social Network', exec produced adult animated sci fi series 'Love, Death & Robots' for Netflix. Thus this latest news should come as little surprise.
Fincher's next project for the streaming service is feature film 'Mank'. It stars Gary Oldman as the screenwriter of 'Citizen Kane', Herman J. Mankiewicz.
"Yes, I have an exclusivity deal with [Netflix] for another four years," he said.
"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."
Fincher continues: "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."