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David Fincher Also Considering Chess Drama 'Pawn Sacrifice'

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March 14, 2010

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Over the weekend, we brought you news from Vulture that David Fincher was interested in potentially directing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake at Sony. Variety has confirmed that he is interested in that film, but also adds that he's seemingly more interested in directing the chess drama Pawn Sacrifice that we first wrote about a couple of weeks ago. The trade says that Fincher is "circling" Dragon Tattoo, but apparently is fully attached to Pawn Sacrifice, which may star Tobey Maguire, who is producing with Gail Katz. The latest draft of the screenplay from Steven Knight is what has attracted so much recent attention.

Pawn Sacrifice will tell the life story of American chess icon Bobby Fischer leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky in 1972. It apparently won't focus on any of his story after then, which is when Fischer became more reclusive. As expected, Variety says the latest script attracted a whole bunch of A-list directors, but Sony does really like what Fincher has done for them on The Social Network so far and is "eager" to work with him again. They even say that Fincher is the first director at Columbia Pictures (aka Sony) to be given final cut control when he signed on to direct The Social Network - whoa!

I don't think I would've ever been this excited for a chess drama before, but these concepts that Fincher has been considering for his next project get much more exciting know that he's potentially involved. I'd love to see him apply his style to a chess biopic. Now I'm as eager as Sony to find out which project he does decide to do next! Am I the only one who gets a little happier every time David Fincher gets attached to something?

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments

1

Maguire in a chess drama = Boring as hell.

People's Champ on Mar 14, 2010

2

Finchers' move from Paramount to Columbia is paying off. A lot of interesting projects.

Candy Castle on Mar 15, 2010

3

Call me crazy but bobby fisher's life after the championship would make for a much better movie.

WB Exec on Mar 15, 2010

4

I'd say this is a much healthier career choice than the Dragon Tattoo remake. Keep making original movies like this, Dave. Leave the remakes to hacks like Breck Eisner and Michael Bay.

Mathieu on Mar 15, 2010

5

Anyone care for a game? 1. e4

Phantom on Mar 16, 2010

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