Newswire: HBO might abandon both of David Fincher’s in-development series

David Fincher’s reign as the Shonda Rhimes of HBO might end even before it begins following news of budgetary troubles on his in-development series Utopia, one of Fincher’s two HBO series now reportedly in peril. Deadline reported that Utopia, Fincher’s adaptation of a British drama about a mysterious graphic novel that foretells cataclysmic events, may run aground due to disagreements about the show’s budget.

Fincher had begun solidifying a team of his most trusted collaborators to work on Utopia, including Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn (hired to write every episode, while Fincher directs them all) and Rooney Mara of Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fincher, who likes to be deeply involved at every stage of his projects, won’t make moves on his other HBO project, Videosynchrazy (a.k.a. Video Synchronicity), until Utopia is in motion. Videosynchrazy, a …

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