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Cleopatra now considering David Fincher for the director's chair

03.22.2011

Despite THE SOCIAL NETWORK coming up short at the Oscars this year, director David Fincher is still as hot a property as ever. He's currently filming THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and is attached the inevitable sequels. He also is onboard for Disney's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA.

But now there might be a new project on the horizon bigger than either of those. He's reportedly being considered to helm CLEOPATRA, which has Angelina Jolie set to star as the seductive and shrewd Queen of the Nile. According to Deadline, the picture will show her side of the story as a brilliant manipulator and politician, rather than just having her be a sexpot the way she was back when Elizabeth Taylor played her.

James Cameron was the last director in line to helm the picture, but that was before he signed on to two more AVATAR sequels. Fincher is a busy guy, but he might make time for CLEOPATRA, espceially if he doesn't let DRAGON TATTOO become his DA VINCI CODE, which has sidelined Ron Howard and Tom Hanks for too long.

No one is a bigger fan of Fincher than me, so I'd be all for this combo of him, Jolie and an epic story. What do you think about Fincher possibly taking up the reins on CLEOPATRA?

Extra Tidbit: So, who to play Marc Antony?
Source: Deadline

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5:08PM on 03/22/2011
Fincher must complete the dragon trilogy if he doesnt it will be suych a shame cos thats what ruined the other films. I look forward to any project this guy does i love ALL his movies and he is the greatest director working today and if he did cleopatra inbetween a dragon movie i would be so game and i really wanna see his 20,000 leagues under the sea
Fincher must complete the dragon trilogy if he doesnt it will be suych a shame cos thats what ruined the other films. I look forward to any project this guy does i love ALL his movies and he is the greatest director working today and if he did cleopatra inbetween a dragon movie i would be so game and i really wanna see his 20,000 leagues under the sea
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4:43PM on 03/22/2011

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Mark Anthony for Marc Antony! He was born to play this role!
Mark Anthony for Marc Antony! He was born to play this role!
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4:26PM on 03/22/2011

Jolie sucks!

I read the new book this movie is said its going to be based on, and its amazing. And hearing Fincher is attached should be excited... except for the fact that Angelina Jolie is going to star. And let's not kid ourselves... she is a really fucking terrible actress. He last few movies blew. And only 1 of the last 3 barley made its money back. Boot her from the lead and I'll totally be on board for this film.
I read the new book this movie is said its going to be based on, and its amazing. And hearing Fincher is attached should be excited... except for the fact that Angelina Jolie is going to star. And let's not kid ourselves... she is a really fucking terrible actress. He last few movies blew. And only 1 of the last 3 barley made its money back. Boot her from the lead and I'll totally be on board for this film.
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3:31PM on 03/22/2011
"Considering" David Fincher to direct your movie is like "considering" Alex Rodriguez for your church softball team. You can consider him all you want, but I'm pretty sure his lack of desperation allows him to make those decisions himself.
"Considering" David Fincher to direct your movie is like "considering" Alex Rodriguez for your church softball team. You can consider him all you want, but I'm pretty sure his lack of desperation allows him to make those decisions himself.
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3:00PM on 03/22/2011

Does anyone really want to see Cleopatra?

This is another Hollywood Bullshit idea that they are going to cram down our throats.
This is another Hollywood Bullshit idea that they are going to cram down our throats.
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2:45PM on 03/22/2011

David Fincher needs to direct 8IGHT

Freeman. Pit. Ermey. Coming summer 2008
Freeman. Pit. Ermey. Coming summer 2008
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2:40PM on 03/22/2011

F OFF

Fincher for "Black Hole"!
Fincher for "Black Hole"!
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2:29PM on 03/22/2011
When will movie projects like this just take a hint and die already. This project has been bounced around hollywood more than the common whore. I just don't see any market for this film. Who out there is going crazy waiting for a new Cleopatra movie? Come on now. This kind of movie is so below Fincher's talents. Plus when was the last time a period piece like this was an actual hit? I'm going to say "Gladiator" because since then we've only had disappointments like Troy, Alexander, and Kingdom
When will movie projects like this just take a hint and die already. This project has been bounced around hollywood more than the common whore. I just don't see any market for this film. Who out there is going crazy waiting for a new Cleopatra movie? Come on now. This kind of movie is so below Fincher's talents. Plus when was the last time a period piece like this was an actual hit? I'm going to say "Gladiator" because since then we've only had disappointments like Troy, Alexander, and Kingdom of Heaven. And don't even get me started on the horrible casting of Angelina Jolie!
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2:10PM on 03/22/2011
You know what I want David Fincher to finally direct?

Rendezvous with Rama.
You know what I want David Fincher to finally direct?

Rendezvous with Rama.
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2:33PM on 03/22/2011
I want him to do American Gods.
I want him to do American Gods.
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1:26PM on 03/22/2011
Fuck Cleopatra.
Fuck Cleopatra.
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1:07PM on 03/22/2011
Alexander Part 2.
Alexander Part 2.
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12:42PM on 03/22/2011
Don't waste your time w/ this, Mr.Fincher!!! Whatever became of his Elliot Ness in Cleveland (post-Chicago) hunting down a serial killer flick?
Don't waste your time w/ this, Mr.Fincher!!! Whatever became of his Elliot Ness in Cleveland (post-Chicago) hunting down a serial killer flick?
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12:23PM on 03/22/2011
I wouldn't say Cleopatra is a bigger project than 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. But that's just me.

Fincher is hot shit right now so let him have it. They all sound like good projects for him.
I wouldn't say Cleopatra is a bigger project than 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. But that's just me.

Fincher is hot shit right now so let him have it. They all sound like good projects for him.
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12:01PM on 03/22/2011
Id prefer him to do Wolverine
Id prefer him to do Wolverine
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11:54AM on 03/22/2011
Marc Antony... hum... How about the new Magneto, Michael Fassbender? I loved him in Centurion.
Marc Antony... hum... How about the new Magneto, Michael Fassbender? I loved him in Centurion.
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