David Fincher is teaming up with Netflix for ‘See’, a new docu-series of visual essays celebrating cinema.
Netflix, or at least the Twitter account dedicated to its movies, had moviegoers buzzing on Tuesday after tweeting, “Something special is coming tomorrow from David Fincher…”
Alas, that “something special” isn’t a third season of “Mindhunter” or a sequel to “Mank,” the director’s Oscar-nominated Netflix drama about the “Citizen Kane” screenwriter. Fincher, who serves as executive producer of “See” with “The Empty Man” director David Prior, revealed very little about the upcoming project. Writer Drew McWeeny, who is working on the project, wrote that the 10- to 30-minute series of essays is about “something that intrigues or disturbs us or has to do with our connection to movies”.
“See” will premiere November 13 at AFI Fest in Los Angeles before landing on Netflix at an undetermined date.
From executive producer David Fincher…
SEE, a new documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema, from the mind of one of the modern masters of cinema.
Premiere at AFI Fest and soon on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/gqHqlvbxZF
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 13, 2021
Fincher is the award-winning filmmaker behind ‘Fight Club’, ‘Zodiac’, ‘The Social Network’ and Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ music video. He recently signed a four-year film deal with Netflix, having worked with the streamer on “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter.” As previously announced, Fincher is directing the Netflix movie “The Killer,” an assassin drama that would star Michael Fassbender.
Some high-profile directors have come out openly against Netflix and its non-traditional methods of theatrical distribution, but Fincher says he appreciates the freedom he’s been given.
“I’ve never been happier working anywhere than at Netflix,” Fincher said. Variety in a cover story on “Mank.” “It’s a good thing that the movies have a place to exist where you don’t necessarily have to push them into the spandex summer or the afflictive winter.”