Netflix Nabs Chinatown Prequel Series from Robert Towne, David Fincher

Netflix orders Chinatown prequel collection from Robert Towne, David Fincher

Chinatown is extensively thought to be maybe probably the most important movie within the neo-noire style, and Netflix is seeking to additional discover its darkish world of personal investigating with a prequel collection from unique author Robert Towne and Mindhunter‘s David Fincher, based on Deadline.

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The collection, whose pilot is being scripted by Towne and Fincher, will observe a youthful model of Jake Gittes (performed within the movies by Jack Nicholson) as he first begins exploring the wealth and corruption within the Los Angeles space and navigates the worlds of land, oil and gangs.

In addition to serving to with the script, Fincher is ready to govt produce alongside Towne and Josh Donen, with sources reporting the streaming service’s hope is that the Mindhunter EP may even step behind the director’s chair for the pilot.

Towne gained an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work on the 1974 unique, and returned alongside Nicholson for the 1990 sequel The Two Jakes. The follow-up, which noticed the star step behind the director’s chair as a substitute of Roman Polanski and noticed Towne return to script, was a field workplace failure however did obtain usually constructive opinions from critics.

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The Chinatown prequel collection will mark the fifth collaboration between Netflix and Fincher, who grew to become one of many first A-list administrators to discover TV manufacturing, starting with House of Cards and adopted by Mindhunter and Love, Death & Robots. He is presently connected to direct Mank, the biopic surrounding Herman J. Mankiewicz, the screenwriter of Citizen Kane, and his issues with director Orson Welles throughout its manufacturing, together with sharing the Oscar for screenwriting. The movie will function an ensemble solid led by Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) that additionally contains Amanda Seyfried (Scoob!), Lily Collins (Tolkien) and Charles Dance (Godzilla: King of the Monsters).