British dystopian thriller Utopia is heading across the pond… and with director David Fincher set to helm every episode of the first series, it sounds like they may be onto a winner.
According to The Guardian, Fincher will be rooted firmly to the director’s chair for the entire debut series… and if you ask me, it’s exactly the sort of story that we love to see from him.
“He is planning to direct the whole series,” they explain, “which will keep him busy for most of 2015.
And it sounds as though he’s a bit of a fan.
“I like the world of it,” he said. “I like the characters – I love Dennis’s [creator of the UK show] honesty and affinity for the nerds. I mean, I’ve always been a bit of a junior conspiracy theorist [because] I don’t have time to connect them all! But it’s nice to see that somebody has.”
Utopia has already made waves here in the UK… and after recently finishing its second, explosive series, it looks as though Fincher is in for a real treat in adapting this for a US audience.
Following a rag-tag band of conspiracy theorists as they’re thrust into a world of espionage, shadowy organisations and world-threatening experiments, the British Utopia is a truly one-of-a-kind show.
And the kind of mystery and intrigue it builds doesn’t come along very often.
All about a quest to find the second part of a mysterious comic book manuscript that reportedly predicts the biggest disasters of the twentieth century, it’s one of my favourite TV shows in a long time. And with an ever-changing perspective, it’s one that really keeps you on your toes.
But will David Fincher’s adaptation prove worthy? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But if anyone can pull it off, surely it’s Fincher.
Have you watched the original Utopia? Do you think David Fincher can add anything to the concept? Let us know what you think in the comments below…