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Fight Club To Become A Musical?
And other David Fincher future projects

08 January 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: MTV

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In a pretty lengthy and rather interesting chat with David Fincher, MTV discussed a heap of projects potentially on the director's slate. Click here for the full interview.

The most surprising project discussed is an apparent plan to turn Fight Club into a stage musical. That would be Fight Club, the dystopian, none more testosterony film full of blood and violence. We've scanned the interview for any hint that he's joking, but he seems to be serious. Fincher says he wants to bring the musical to Broadway for the film's tenth anniversary in 2009*. We'd watch that in a second just for the space monkey chorus.

Fincher also says that he's flirted with the idea of director Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby, the story of a journalist and a real estate agent investigating the source of a poem that can kill any who hear it. "I was pretty interested in Lullaby," Fincher says. "It almost has to be dumbed down a bit for it to work as a movie. I always love his writing. It cracks me up.”

Lullaby is one of Palahniuk's better books and would be perfectly suited to Fincher, but MTV's interviewer doesn't follow up on whether this idea is now dead or still a possibility. We'd love to see that one.

Fincher also updates on Rendezvous With Rama, a sci-fi project that has been discussed for roughly several billion years, give or take. Fincher says that the Arthur C Clarke story of an Earth space crew attempting to unlock the secrets of an alien spaceship in the 22nd century is still in the scripting stage. "When they’re happy with it, they’ll send it to me," he states. "It’s a project I’ve always loved. It’s probably technologically within striking distance right now. That was always the thing: You couldn’t afford to build these things as sets. It’s just too huge.”

Finally, Fincher says he's joining the 3D animation craze (trust us, kids, it's gonna be bigger than the hoola-hoop), with a series of films based on the comic book Heavy Metal. Please consider this your Fincher fill for the day.

*Fincher suggests that he's mentioned this idea before, so apologies if we're the only people who hadn't heard this news.

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RE: Fight Club To Become A Musical?
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or a painfully bad one but I have to admit that they would have my money if it happened.... More

Posted by Ranting Fool at 09:03 on 11 January 2008 | Report This Post

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Yeah it is, have you read the book? Good musicals work when the story is based on fact: Evita, Jason Robert Browns Parade or Les Mis. More

Posted by jibjob82 at 20:45 on 09 January 2008 | Report This Post

Fight Club Musical?
Genius! It'll be the greatest stage show since Troy McClure starred in the musical adaptation of 'Planet of the Apes'. Joking aside, I'm a huge fan of his work and will look forward to the Rama project. More

Posted by Bushman at 17:23 on 09 January 2008 | Report This Post

Do Rama dammit!
He's been talking about Rama for years. I'd love to see a Fincher sci-fi. (I know, I know Alien 3, and I'm one of the few who actually liked it, but that was more of a horror) And I'd love to see Rama on-screen. There was even talk of getting Morgan Freeman to star in it. What's not to like? Please, don't waste time on a musical Fight Club, and PLEASE, for the love of GOD, I implore Mr. Fincher not to go down the Zemeckis road of 3D animation. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 09:58 on 09 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE: diary
In want to see Blade Runner the musical.   Actually am I the only who feels like puking when he hears news like these? More

Posted by Deviation at 21:06 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

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Fincher should do Diary not Lulaby if he is thinking of doin another of Chuck's books More

Posted by dessie at 20:11 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

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L: dunkah L: mudweiser Tim Burton is apparently going to do the film adaptation of the musical. Who'd do you reckon he'd cast as Marla Singer?ote]   Johnny Depp, probably. More

Posted by target at 19:07 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
ictional stories do not translate into a Musical, FACT.f The Rings.. shit. Dirty Dancing.. Shit. Desperatley Seeking Susan.. Unbeleivably shit. Fight Club does not make sense as a musical, how could it possibly work? 'm confused. Are you saying that The Phantom of the Opera is rubbish, or that it's based on a true story. d they make Taxi Driver the musical or the erquote] Now there's an idea! More

Posted by Rumbaabaa at 13:38 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

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i think fincher is one of the best filmmakers in the world at the moment, zodiac was in my top 3 of the year and the curious case of benjamin button has been on my radar for as long as i can remember. tbh i dont think that a fincher backed fight club musical would be quite the same thing as the usual film-musical adaptation, just look at the critique of the subject matter for proof. if anything it will probably turn out to be hugely satirical, thats if hes been serious. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 13:24 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

Fictional stories do not translate into a Musical, FACT. Lord Of The Rings.. shit. Dirty Dancing.. Shit. Desperatley Seeking Susan.. Unbeleivably shit. Fight Club does not make sense as a musical, how could it possibly work? Would they make Taxi Driver the musical or the Godfather? What that film means to men of a certain age and were lucky enough to have their lives changed by watching it in '99 cannot possibly transcend onto a stage full of waif like men daning around. I saw Guys and Dolls not More

Posted by jibjob82 at 13:17 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fight Club To Become A Musical?
Sorry for the double post,....my computers being an asshole!! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:52 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fight Club To Become A Musical?
I like the sound of Lullaby,..i think that would be right up Fincher's street. It's a shame that he doesn't get or more work, because along with Alex Proyas I think he's one of the best and most atmospheric directors around! It seems to me that David Fincher hasn't really pulled it out of the bag since The Game (an underated gem in my opinion) Panic Room was o.k ...but only and although Zodiac was an interesting movie with faultless performances all round,...i found myself bored to tear More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:51 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fight Club To Become A Musical?
I like the sound of Lullaby,...i think that would be right up Fincher's street. It's a shame he doesn't get more work (or should that be "do" more work) because along with Alex Proyas, i think he is one of the most atmospheric directors around. Although Zodiac was an interesting movie with great performances all round, i found myself as bored as a post halfway through!...... Am I alone on that front Fincher fans??  Panic Room was alright, but ] alright..... to me i More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:44 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

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L: mudweiser Tim Burton is apparently going to do the film adaptation of the musical. Who'd do you reckon he'd cast as Marla Singer? More

Posted by dunkah at 12:35 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

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Tim Burton is apparently going to do the film adaptation of the musical. More

Posted by mudweiser at 12:06 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

i would be first in line if that came to the West End. More

Posted by holsy at 11:26 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

i'd love to see that. it has potential to be brilliant. More

Posted by shawshank prisoner at 11:19 on 08 January 2008 | Report This Post

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