HOLLYWOOD – Director David Fincher’s next film to be Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama.
David Fincher has long wanted to make a film of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Rendezvous with Rama. And now it looks like it’s finally coming true.
We spoke with the Fight Club director about Science Fiction, his new film and his rivalry with Stanley Kubrick.
David Fincher Speaks
David Fincher: Hey, Exec how are you today?
I’m good Davey. So Rendezvous with Rama… we all thought it was dead in the water.
We did too but you know Netflix. It’s Latin for too much money.
Right. So when are you filming it?
Secretly, we’ve been filming it for about six months but it will take another six months to do the post-production work. Special effects, ADR, CGI and QED.
That last one I don’t…
My motivation for going into this was simple. Fucking Stanley Kubrick. That fat fuck with the beard. Everyone always saying he’s the new Kubrick, I’m the new Kubrick. Look at the new Kubrick. So I thought to myself, I really want to do something that Kubrick has never done. And that way next time Kubrick comes out with something, it’ll be ‘He’s the new Fincher’ and then the tables will truly be turned.
But Kubrick died?
What? No. No he didn’t. But when he sees Rendezvous with Rama he’ll wish he was dead. I can hear him now. He’ll be crying and shouting: ‘Why couldn’t I have made an Arthur C. Clarke novel into a film?’
But he did?
Barry Lyndon was by William Thackeray, you twot.
2001: a Space Odyssey was by Arthur C. Clarke. Actually, Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick were both credited as the authors of the novel.
That wasn’t Isaac Asimov?
Oh, I wish I was dead.
That’s so Kubrick.
What? This. Conversation. Is. Over.