David Fincher to write, executive produce prequel series of Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown for Netflix
David Fincher has previously collaborated with Netflix on House of Cards, Mindhunter and Love, Sex & Robots.
The potential series is set before the events of the original film and follows the protagonist private investigator Jake Gittes before the events of Chinatown as he tackles cases involving LA's one percent, endemic corruption, infrastructure and natural resources.
Two-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson played Gittes in the movie, which also featured veteran actor Faye Dunaway as Evelyn Cross Mulwray.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fincher and Towne will pen the pilot episode of the series. They will also executive produce alongside Josh Donen.
"Chinatown" became a box office and critical hit upon its release, racking up eleven Academy Award nominations.
But it was only Towne who went home with a trophy for the best original screenplay.
In 1990, a sequel, titled The Two Jakes was released, with both Nicholson and Towne returning. But it could not replicate the success of its predecessor.
Towne has received Oscar nominations for his screenplays of films like The Last Detail, Shampoo and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.
Fincher has collaborated with Netflix on the Kevin Spacey-Robin Wright political drama House of Cards. He has also executive producer and directed Mindhunter and was the executive producer on Love, Death & Robots. Fincher has directed a Netflix film Mank, starring Gary Oldman as Citizen Kane writer Herman Mankiewicz.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Sanjay Dutt, Nargis Fakhri's Torbaaz to debut on Netflix on 11 December; trailer of Girish Malik directorial unveiled
Torbaaz, set in Afghanistan, is a story about child suicide bombers where Sanjay Dutt plays an army officer.
Dolly Parton’s 'campy' Netflix film Christmas on the Square proceeds in a spirit of barbed earnestness
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square is overcaffeinated entertainment with a satisfactory jukebox committed to the task at hand — exude wit, wisdom and attitude — at least, somewhat.
The officials were booked on a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha national secretary who demanded an apology from Netflix and the makers of A Suitable Boy, and the removal of "objectionable scenes," which he stated were "encouraging love jihad."