David Fincher's Next Project is Probably Torso
We may jumping the gun with this news today because when David Fincher starts doing press for Benjamin Button in December we'll actually get some confirmations and hear a lot more, but until then, this is all we have to go on. Back in September we ran a rumor surrounding one of David Fincher's many potential upcoming projects. Torso is essentially a loose adaptation of a graphic novel that tells the story of the "torso" murders that took place in Cleveland in the 1930's. Frosty from Collider talked with producer Bill Mechanic, who is developing the adaptation, and found out that they're hoping that Torso will indeed be Fincher's next project. "If everything goes according to schedule, it would be the next thing up."
I don't want to jump the gun, but Torso is starting to sound more and more like Fincher's return to "Fight Club form." There's nothing wrong with his last few movies, and Benjamin Button looks fantastic, but he has never hit another high like Fight Club since that film hit in 1999. Mechanic explained that they've got a screenplay, penned by Ehren Kruger, and are "waiting for Paramount to decide to make it." He adds that the film won't follow the graphic novel literally, enough to even be given another title besides Torso in the end, and compares the changes in Torso to Fight Club's changes from Chuck Palahniuk's book. Mechanic adds that "a lot of things that are being written about who's in it are probably true."
So that makes the Matt Damon rumor pretty much confirmed, since it's the only casting rumor surrounding Torso that's floating around right now. Damon would play Cleveland's safety director Eliot Ness, who moves to Cleveland fresh off of the Al Capone case in Chicago. When dismembered body parts start washing up near Lake Erie Sound, Ness starts on another lengthy investigation. And as far as we know, the killings were never solved. Those interested can pick up a copy of the graphic novel, written by Brian Michael Bendis, although it sounds like this won't be too similar. I'm already excited to hear more about this and will be sure to report any updates that we come across. Could Torso be the next Fight Club?