Netflix signs David Fincher to exclusive 4-year deal
David Fincher is the latest superstar creator to go all-in with Netflix. The Oscar-winning director of Fight Club and The Social Network already helmed hit shows and Mindhunter for Netflix, and there’s more to come as he says he’ll be working exclusively with the streaming service for four years.
“I’m here to deliver them ‘content’ — whatever that means,” he told Premiere while promoting his new Netflix movie Mank.
Netflix has exclusive deals with a number of proven movie and TV hitmakers. That includes, , , and former former Game of Thrones showrunners .
It’s probably a canny move for any filmmaker to seek the security of a streaming service as thethreatens movie theatres. Still, cinema fans will be pleased to hear you’ll still see Fincher’s superlatively visual stylings on the big screen: Netflix generally releases new films by prestigious creators like Fincher in cinemas. Mank opens in (a limited number of) theaters Nov. 13 before a streaming release date of Dec. 4.