Click here to read the full article. David Fincher has accomplished many things over the course of his nearly three-decade directing career. But until recently, he had never dabbled in directing animation. That changed last year when he helmed “Bad Travelling,” an episode of his Netflix episodic anthology series “Love Death + Robots.” Fincher has been an executive producer on “Love Death + Robots” for its entire run on Netflix, though it took three seasons to get him to step behind the camera. But Fincher was definitely a fan of the experience. In a new interview with the New York Times,...
Alien to Aliens is one of the greatest one-two punches in cinema. The 1979 original, directed by Ridley Scott, is an irrefutable classic with some of the best atmosphere and worldbuilding in the science-fiction genre, while its James Cameron directed follow-up remains the perfect template of how to construct a sequel. Both directors drench their respective films in their characteristic styles, and the result is both feeling like genuine passion projects rather than another product on a conveyor line. They are two of the greatest films of their era, and the debate over which is better will continue to rage for many years to come.
David Fincher Tells You Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About Making ‘Love, Death + Robots’ and Directing ‘Bad Travelling’
If you’re a fan of David Fincher and Love, Death + Robots, you’re about to be very happy. Not only is Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 now streaming on Netflix, David Fincher directed one of the episodes, Bad Travelling, and it’s fantastic. Written by Se7en screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, it’s about a giant crustacean and a shark-hunting sailing vessel. I’d love to tell you more…but the best thing about Love, Death + Robots is not knowing anything about what you’re going to watch and just letting it happen.
David Fincher On His First Experience Directing Animation For ‘Love Death + Robots’ & Teases Directors For Season 4
Director David Fincher got his feature film start with “Alien 3” but has avoided the sci-fi genre until recently, making his triumphant return with his animated short “Bad Travelling” for his animated anthology project “Love Death + Robots,” his first entry into directing animation. The short, streaming on Netflix, mixes multiple genres with horror and features a Lovecraftian-type creature along with a mortality tale, based on a Neal Asher (a handful of his work is used on the show) story that was adapted by longtime collaborator Andrew Kevin Walker (“Seven“).
'Love, Death + Robots' creator Tim Miller and supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson spoke to Newsweek about working with David Fincher on Volume 3.
While we did once have Spider-Man movies brought to us by a director with a bit of personality, they have since been taken over by fairly bland and anonymous journeymen. Even if one of them was actually called Webb. And while it’s now extremely difficult to wrap your head around what it could possibly have been like – we almost had a Spider-Man movie directed by none other than David Fincher.
The next film Fincher began working on was "The Game," a thriller about a yuppie who, to shake himself out of his humdrum, moneyed life, enrolls in a citywide scavenger hunt that may or may not be spiraling out of control as it progresses. Think of "Saw" if Jigsaw had a bigger budget. However, the sudden availability of Brad Pitt for Fincher's intended third film "Seven" meant "The Game" was pushed back in favor of the serial killer project. However, because "Seven" ended up being a huge hit, and the critical community was eager to see what else Fincher had up his sleeve, "The Game" was now under a certain amount of scrutiny.
Acclaimed Netflix series Love, Death and Robots is back — and they’re continuing to take things to the next level with prestigious director David Fincher, who is a producer of the animated series, set to direct an episode. Since debuting in 2019, Love, Death and Robots has been...
David Fincher has proven time and again he is happy to work on projects that have to do with murder. He seems most happy when they are particularly unique or deranged (think serial killers or wild crimes of passion). He's known for directing the popular Netflix show "Mindhunter," which focuses on the FBI's attempt at classifying serial killers into a usable identification database, and his work on films like "Zodiac," "Gone Girl," and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" all share themes. However, his first big foray into the world of crime came in the form of the movie "Seven" ("Se7ven," if you prefer), which stars a young Brad Pitt alongside Morgan Freeman as they race to catch a serial killer who murders people based on the seven deadly sins.
If you’re a fan of David Fincher and the Netflix series Love, Death + Robots, you’d better circle May 20th on your calendar. That’s because for the first time ever, Fincher directed an episode of the 11-time Emmy-winning animated anthology series and it’s his first foray into directing animation. The episode is titled Bad Travelling and according to Netflix it’s about:
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