Why remake perfection? Just stupid.
Gone Girl, the new movie directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her best-selling novel of the same name, has just arrived in theaters, but the pair already have another project in the works. The two are collaborating on a remake of Utopia, the critically acclaimed British conspiracy thriller series created by Dennis Kelly, for HBO.
The series, which received a series order in February, is going to have something in common with fellow HBO series True Detective — in its first year, at least, it’s going to have a single writer and a single director. Fincher told the Guardian earlier this week that he’s planning to direct all of the episodes. Flynn has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that she’s writing all the episodes.
Fincher said, “I don’t want a big writers room, I want a voice,” Flynn said, adding that Kelly, the creator of the original Utopia, “could not have been more gracious” about her giving the remake her own spin. “I was worried, when I sent him the outline, that he was going to be like, my baby, what have you done?!” Instead, she says, he told her to “keep what works for it and get rid of what doesn’t — otherwise what’s the point of redoing it?”
The tech giant has ordered a second season of the Jeffrey Tambor starrer — which focuses on a Los Angeles family, the Pfeffermans, and their lives after they learn that their father (Tambor) is transitioning to become a woman. Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light co-star in the series created by Jill Soloway.
The second season will air in 2015.
All 10 episodes of Transparent were made available for streaming on Sept. 26, with the show earning rave reviews.
Since then, it’s become the most binge-watched TV series on Prime Instant Video, with nearly 80 percent of all viewers watching two or more episodes in the same day, Amazon announced Thursday.
Anyone else surprised at the gay ass eating scene in the pilot episode? And Viola getting eaten out by her hot lover? Am very excited that sexuality depicted honestly is making it to network TV. Bloody surprised as well, and very happy.