Monday, February 12, 2007
Only two films made each individual "we can't wait" list that were combined to make this communal list. This is the first. Zodiac is David Fincher's first entry into the serial killer genre since the blockbuster Se7en way back in 1995. This film's all star cast is led by Jake Gyllenhaal (hmmm, i wonder why this made everyone's lists?) and also features Robert Downey Jr, Chloe Sevigny, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Dermot Mulroney, Donal Logue and Clea Duvall. I've liked or loved all but one of Finchers films (yes, including Alien 3 though I'm tilting towards negative on The Game) so I'm excited. But that trailer seems a little, hmm, sedate (?) for this sort of thing. What say ye?
Joe: It did seem a little sedate, Nathaniel, you’re right. But I’ve learned my lesson about underestimating Fincher before. I mean, Se7en totally looked like just another thriller with a cool hook.
I think it’s also worth mentioning that this is the first time Fincher’s made a movie set in the past. Does that make a difference? Will it open up new avenues? I have a lot of confidence that this will end up being worth the wait.
Lulu: This flick plays to my inner freak. Serial killer story + ahunkahunka 70s men? I'm officially -- ahem -- stirred.
Gabriel: Fincher's assembled all the pieces for Zodiac to usher in his renaissance. But the devil will be in the details. For me, this film is all about the execution.
JA: The first trailer didn't thrill me as much as I'd hoped, but the new spots I've seen playing on TV cut out the distractions (that horrible song choice at the end of the first trailer, for one) and are bringing me back to my usual level of Fincher-worship. Fincher's not made a single movie I've disliked (don't you go dissing The Game, Nat!), in fact I sort of bow before them all in awe, and you add My Man Jake to the mix and you've created a me-shaped-hole in the wall where I've already left for the movie theater.
Previous Related Articles:
Brad Pitt's next flick reteaming with David Fincher * Coming Soon the last time I did this countdown Zodiac was also featured * Totally Gratuitous Jake Gyllenhaal posting
previously on "we can't wait"
#3 Sweeney Todd, #4 Evening, #5 Lust, Caution, #6 I'm Not There, #7 Margot at the Wedding, #8 moved to 2008, #9 The Golden Compass,#10 Grindhouse, #11 Bug, #12, Sunshine, #13 Southland Tales, #14 300, #15 Hot Fuzz, #16 Stardust, #17 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, #18 Spider-Man 3, #19 Rendition, #20 The Bourne Ultimatum Intro -films that didn't make the list
tags: Jake Gyllenhaal, David Fincher, serial killer, movies, cinema,zodiac