Monday, March 05, 2007

Fincher talks Torso

I believe for the first time, while discussing his two current projects with MTV's Kurt Loder - Zodiac & Benjamin Button Fincher had this to say about Brian Bendis's graphic novel adaptation:

Loder: You obviously have an affinity for the serial-killer genre. I'd imagine you don't want to make a career of it, but you are considering making a film version of "Torso," aren't you?
Fincher: I'm interested in that. I'm not interested in the serial killer thing, I'm interested in Eliot Ness. I'm interested in the de-mythologizing of Eliot Ness. Because, you know, "The Untouchables" was only two or three years of the Eliot Ness story. There's a whole other, much more sinister downside to it. And so that's of interest to me. We want to make it the "Citizen Kane" of cop movies. I also want to make a CG animated movie. And I've been talking about doing a remake of a movie I really liked in the '70s, "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud." Ever see that? And there's a World War II movie that Robert Towne is writing that I really love.
All kinds of stuff.

Sounds fascinating doesn't it? Everyone of those ideas! If only we could clone Fincher - we might actually see all those amazing ideas appear on screen!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a jackass, the story is about the serial killer and Detective Peter Merylo NOT Elliot Ness. Ness is a minor character who deserves to go down in history as the miserable drunk control freak he was.

But Fincher is also an overbearing control freak himself who runs a set with fear and abuse so maybe they make a good couple.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bok Davore!

Some interesting news about Torso - Wet Dark and Wild blog:

Jake to work with Fincher again?

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fincher and Gyllenhaal II

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Ronald Jay Adams said...

Hello. I am the Grandson of Detective Emil Musil who was a part of the investigation. This is portrayal of a killer. He existed prior to Eliot Ness's involvement. My Grandfather worked with Eliot Ness in Chicago on the Al Capone case, then went to Cleveland long before Eliot Ness came over to "clean up" Cleveland. This case baffled Ness and defined the end of his career. I have spent much time trying to get as much information about my Grandfather and his working with Ness as I can. Any questions or additional information can be forwarded to me at Thank you.

10:14 AM  

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