Friday, December 19, 2008

David Fincher Gives A little Insight Into Ness

MTV got a chance to get some insight on director David Fincher first comic book adaptation “Ness” based on Brian Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s comic series, “Torso“. Here's what he had to say on the project and how it will differ from the comic:
“I loved [comic books] as an eight year old, but I was pretty much over it by the time I was 11,” Fincher explained in a recent interview with MTV News. “There’s so little dialogue in comic book movies that isn’t about narrative, where you have to be next, and how to get the talisman and why it has to be in a leadlined box. Maybe this is my own cynical nature but I feel like most of the time people speak it’s to position an understanding. I’m less interested in what characters say in a movie than what their faces look like while they’re saying it. I’m always more interested in how people lie than how they tell the truth.”

“Not to take anything away from Bendis, who did an amazing thing, but it’s a pretty complete reimagining of it,” Fincher said. “Certainly from a stylistic standpoint it will be Bendis’ world, but from a story standpoint, it’s not just Ness in the moment. It’s not a linear chronology. It’s more like ‘Rashomon’ or ‘Citizen Kane.’ It’s an exploded version of it.”