So much for a Social Network reunion.
Sony Pictures is looking to replace David Fincher as director of its highly anticipated Steve Jobs movie due to his aggressive demands for compensation and control, according to several sources.
Fincher is said to be seeking a hefty $10 million up front in fees, as well as control over marketing, in negotiations with the studio. Sony allowed him considerable input into the marketing of the 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, including honoring his request to use the tagline “The feel bad movie of Christmas” in its campaign.
So basically Fincher is asking for all the control and Sony is saying “No thanks.”
Kind of a shame. Love him or hate him I think that Fincher’s directorial style suits Sorkin’s writing style quite well and I was looking forward to seeing this movie. There are plenty of other great directors out there though so I’m sure it’ll still be good. It can’t be as bad a the other Steve Jobs movie, anyway.