David Fincher will make his first feature since 2014, and he does it for Netflix .
The director of "Seven" and "The Social Network" have already contributed to the startup of the Netflix original content boom by making episodes of "House of Cards" and "Mindhunter". In fact, the popularity of Fincher's movies on Netflix was one of the reasons The streamer executives felt comfortable spending hundreds of millions of dollars for "House of Cards".
As reported by Variety, Fincher's new film is entitled "Mank". It will be a biographical film starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, who shared the merit (and the only Academy Award of the film) with director Orson Welles for writing "Citizen Kane".
Although the position of the film on Mankiewicz and Welles is unclear, it should be noted that some film buffs (including critic Pauline Kael) have claimed that Mankiewicz deserves more credit for the greatness of "Kane", commonly described as the greatest movie of all time.
It sounds like a passionate project for Fincher, especially since the original script was written years ago by his father, Jack, who died in 2003.
It's also a vein of film history that Netflix exploited last year by funding Welles' latest film, "The Other Side of the Wind."