Utopia - HBO Teaming With Gone Girl's David Fincher/Gillian Flynn

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/hbo-utopia-series-david-fincher-gillian-flynn/
    Paul Higgins is in the original?! :eek::up:
     
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  3. Sawyer High King

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    Was the original any good?
     
  4. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    It is amazing.

    The cinematography is some of the most beautiful I've seen on TV. The score is really weird and original.

    The cast are great even the child actors are good. The show has lots of plot twists without ever losing focus of the central plot and characters.

    It is a really great show IMO. I'm not sure why they don't air the original version in the U.S as it has aired all over the rest of the world.
     
  5. The Englishman Marching On Together

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    Why can't they just show the British version?
     
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    While I loved the original series (definitely one of the best new drama series of last year), HBO and Fincher's involvement makes this an intriguing development to keep an eye on.
     
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    Season 2 trailer for Utopia UK (spoilers for those who have not seen season one)

    [YT]/qlUifSmm2vc[/YT]
     
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    Not to be the typical 'British Adaptions' are hard to do; but even Fincher/HBO can't match or best this beautiful thrilling series.
     
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    I've not seen the original British show but only heard wonderful things. On the ads alone the cinematography is great for a TV show and it's very quirky and creepy. Will check it out soon but with Fincher behind it it does of course raise interest.
     
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  11. antsman41 Belongs To Prince

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    That does sound promising but again, the UK series is so magnificent and beautiful; between the cinematography/music/acting/dark humor... that I just can't see even Fincher/HBO match or exceed it.

    Do you think Fincher will muddy up the look for his vision? I love the spiked colors in the UK series but I don't want him to copy it. I love when he uses his dark/but lit somber look.
     
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    It's David Fincher, Odds are that this will be excellent.
     
  13. Sawyer High King

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    Flynn is writing all of it too...

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonwillm...hbos-upcoming-utopia?utm_term=2nd56is#43fzfjn
     
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    Watching the British version now. It is fantastic. Such a pity they only did 2 seasons. Hopefully the HBO version kickstarts it's popularity again as they have scripts for another 2 seasons.
     
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    http://deadline.com/2015/07/david-fincher-pilot-utopia-jeopardy-hbo-1201488110/
    I was shocked when I saw Rooney Mara's name in the article. I guess I never saw the above post.
     
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    If HBO is going to be cheap (why, they're HBO?) then they should just be the re-aring rights and present the beautifulness of UTOPIA for Americans that have been too lazy to track it down...
     
  18. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    Rooney Mara? This has to be made. :csad:
     
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    Are we sure it's HBO being cheap and not Fincher being greedy?
     
  20. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    Probably a bit of both.
     
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    Fincher got House of Cards to be made for $100 million according to Deadline so I guess he expects the same. I mean Fincher is worth it so I can't complain much but there comes a point where if this becomes a consistent thing for Fincher then he could be perceived as greedy.
     
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    Why did he take this series to HBO instead of Netflix?
     
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  25. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    Damnit!!! :argh:

    I really wanted my Rooney Mara series. :csad:

    HBO owns the rights. I hate this so much.
     
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