Plenty of news today if you’re a fan of David Fincher, and let’s be honest, if you’re not a fan of David Fincher, then you’re not a fan of film. Or at least good film. His The Social Network (aka The Facebook Movie) is due out in October, and now Variety is reporting that he’s attached to his next project, Pawn Sacrifice, the Bobby Fischer chess movie we told you about a few days ago, about the days leading up to Fischer’s world-championship match against Boris Spassky in 1972.
You know, that chess match ended the Cold War, right? It just took another 15 years before anyone realized it. That’s what I’ve heard anyway. Probably Wikipedia.
Tobey Maguire is producing and is expected to star as Fischer. No idea who they’ll get for Spassky, but here’s my suggestion: Craig Bierko. Craig Bierko is awesome. Also, he’s got a killer voice.
Meanwhile, according to Vulture, David Fincher is also circling the American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo based on the Stieg Larsson serial killer novel. The Swedish version of the movie actually played here at SXSW a few days back; Dan Carlson gives it strong marks. The book I understand is quite popular with every-decreasing demographic of people who like reading. Perhaps even more interesting, the studio is eying Carey Mulligan for the lead in what could potentially be a huge franchise. There are two sequels to Dragon Tattoo. That’s four more hours of Carey Mulligan. That’s a fucking win, people.