Sometimes, projects are announced that leave everyone scratching their heads during the many months it takes to actually cast, film and assemble the thing. Why would Gus Van Sant want to remake “Psycho” scene-by-scene? Why would Pixar make a film about a 78-year-old man?
Ultimately, all film fans can do is put their trust in a filmmaker and hope they see something special where we might not. And currently, it’s hard to imagine a project more along these lines than the one from the director of “Fight Club” about … Facebook?
“I just finished David Fincher’s next film, ‘The Social Network,’ ” fast-rising young actress Rooney Mara (“Youth in Revolt”) said of the mysterious project. “That should be coming out in October, I think.” [Read more…]