Netflix To Release A Prequel Web Series To Chinatown Movie?

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2019

Chinatown is broadly considered maybe probably the most important movie within the neo-noire style, and Netflix is trying to additional discover its darkish world of personal investigating with a prequel collection from unique author Robert Towne and Mindhunter's David Fincher, based on Deadline.

The potential series is set before the events of the original film and follows the protagonist private investigator Jake Gittes before the events of Chinatown as he tackles cases involving LA's one percent, endemic corruption, infrastructure and natural resources.

Fincher has also directed several episodes of Netflix's hit show "Mindhunter".

According to Deadline, the hope is that Fincher will direct the new series' pilot.

David Fincher is further cementing his relationship with Netflix.

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A director for the pilot hasn't been announced, but Fincher and Towne are credited as executive producers.

Fincher will be executive producer along with Towne and Josh Donen. Fincher's father, the late Howard "Jack" Fincher, wrote the screenplay, and the project will be presented in black and white. He was also behind the Netflix anthology Love, Death and Robots.

Jack Nicholson in a still from Chinatown.

His investigation leads him to discover that Mulwray is an imposter when he meets the real Evelyn, played by Dunaway.

There was a sequel - 1990's The Two Jakes - that Nicholson directed, only it paled by comparison and that was pretty much it for Jake Gittes. Towne indirectly took dwelling the film's lone Oscar for most productive fashioned screenplay. Filling the irreplaceable Nicholson's shoes is definitely going to be a challenge for any young actor stepping into the role of Jake Gittes, but with Fincher and Towne on board, the project seems to be in good hands. Netflix has not made an official comment yet on the subject.

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