Utopia (Amazon) US remake

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  1. raigraphixs

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    David Fincher (House of Cards) is adapting the Channel 4 UK cult series Utopia with writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Not sure if they can capture Neil Maskell's performance in quite the same way.
     
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    I'm all for seeing them try :D
     
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    Glad Fincher is onboard but have to agree, I can't see anyone delivering Neil's dialogue in the same way
    "Yo mofo, where is Jessica Hyde
    b1tch" doesn't have the same ring to it :)
    Another excellent Channel 4 drama, still sends chills while being so beautifully shot nevermind the cracking soundtrack.
    I'll need to see if its on 4OD for another viewing.
     
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    I dont understand why they cant just watch the original? Why do they feel the need to remake everything
     
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    They don't speak English lol :D
     
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    UK series creator David Kelly asked on his opinion of the US remake;
     
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    David Fincher will direct the entire first season
     
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    Rooney Mara is in talks to star in "Utopia, so may end up re-teaming with her The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director.
     
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    Confirmed Mara is Jessica Hyde
     
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    Any timeline for when they start shooting?
     
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    Reportedly the US adaptation is dead with David Fincher at the helm.

    Seems like he and HBO could not agree on the budget. This is all sounds like the issues with David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival at Showtime, but that's moving forward.

    The cast for Utopia have been let go, which reportedly consisted of Rooney Mara, Colm Feore, Eric McCormack, Dallas Roberts, Jason Ritter, Brandon Scott and Agyness Deyn.

    HBO may or may not move forward making the show in the future.
     
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    That's good news. Can't wait to see Utopia with Fincher at the helm. The original has a unique sense of sound, cinematography and direction. Still think about it often. One of the best shows ever made and constantly had me on the edge of my seat and my heart racing. Not a huge fan of Rooney Mara or her sister but I'm sure Fincher knows what he's doing!

    Wonder if Fincher will hire the amazing and unique Cristobal Tapia de Veer to score his remake. The original soundtrack is so refreshing and was a perfect match for the bonkers universe Dennis Kelly created.
     
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    Loved the UK version. Crazy as hell in some places, but being British it worked. I agree that the production was mostly outstanding.

    Really looking forward to the new take on it, and now being Amazon, in 4K HDR.
     
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    we'll see

    seems my post was not clear enough, currently Fincher is no longer attached. Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) now the showrunner
     
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    Another woman director replacing a (left/unavailable) man, for God's sake don't tell the Star Trek movie fans who are already spitting blood for that reason.
     
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    ‘Utopia’: Sasha Lane To Star In Amazon Series
     
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    Good luck. Big shoes to fill there. Fiona O'Shaughnessy's portrayal of Jessica Hyde was mesmerizing. Nailed the outsider quality of that pitiful, strange and dangerous character.

    Thought this wasn't going ahead in the States. Was excited when Fincher was rumoured to be at the helm but much less so knowing that it's Gillian Flynn's project now.
     
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    5 years in and it's lost the crew and cast of note.
     

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