Exciting news for me starving Fincher fans. As we eagerly await whether the genius director will take on the sequel to Dragon Tattoo (I really hope he does) we have House of Cards to look forward to. Here is the new poster and news from the NY Times:
“David Fincher, the director of “The Social Network,” “Zodiac” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” and an executive producer for “House of Cards,” directed its first two episodes, which are written by Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”). Directors of subsequent episodes include James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross”), Joel Schumacher (“Falling Down”), Carl Franklin (“Devil in a Blue Dress”), Alan Coulter and Charles McDougall. The series is produced by the independent studio Media Rights Capital.”
“’House of Cards,’ for which Netflix has already committed to a second season, is the centerpiece in its growing slate of original programming, which also includes a new season of “Arrested Development”; “Hemlock Grove,” a murder mystery series from Eli Roth; and “Orange is the New Black,” a comedy whose creators include Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). Netflix did not immediately say what time of day on Feb. 1 it will release “House of Cards,” but keep your finger near the refresh button.”
I am finding myself watching more Netflix and Amazon streaming — Netflix is working on is original programming and this should go a long way to move that along. Network TV is like a wasteland of reality programming.
That’s the reason this story’s lead is what Netflix plans to do; this might indeed greatly alter the landscape of TV. Movies will also start heading directly to Netflix for individual purchase.