DAVID FINCHER BUYS RIGHTS TO TARANTINO/GAWKER
HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino‘s legal battle with internet site Gawker has only just begun but already Aaron Sorkin has scripted a legal drama on the subject entitled The F*ck You Network.
Well known for his topical film-making, David Fincher is on board to direct and had this to say earlier today.
Quentin Tarantino is an icon of a backward looking postmodernity and Gawker is all that is new and disturbing in our online culture. Coming head to head like this is going to make for a genuine clash of the titans. The minute I read Aaron’s script I knew I had to do it. He’s captured the dazzling verbal facility of the Reservoir Dogs director as well as the irreverent invective of Gawker. And he does the whole thing in walk and talks. No conference rooms.
Isn’t it too early for a film on the subject?
No. If anything, I’m worried we missed the boat. I know for a fact that Ron Howard and Peter Morgan are working on a rival project called Tarantino/Gawker.
Can you tell us something about the plot?
Sure. Sorkers has gone back to his A Few Good Men days. Tarantino is the washed up wunderkind who sits at home smoking dope and writing screenplays in biro cos he thinks it’s cool. He’s writing this Hateful Eight screenplay and Gawker are the goofy trendy kids who kind of go too far.
Will Quentin Tarantino appear in the film as himself?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. No.
The F*ck You Network will be released in 2015.