David Fincher Disconnects From Steve Jobs Biopic

Monday, April 14 by
"It's like God is the donut, and we're the sprinkles." 

David Fincher has walked away from the Steve Jobs biopic. I like to think that he filmed himself doing this in a long, twelve-minute Steadicam shot.

Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher, who was asking for a “ridiculous” fee according to studio insiders. The problem stemmed from not only money, but also control. Here Fincher is trying to oversee how the film’s marketing will be handled – a wish granted in the past that resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A charming source told THR,  “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”

In all fairness, you can’t buy groceries with Oscar gold. Just ask Cuba Gooding, Jr..

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