The Chinatown classic becomes a Netflix series produced by David Fincher


David Fincher (Zodiac, The Social Network, Gone Girl) will produce a prequel to the classic Chinatown movie (1974).

The production will have the young Jake Gittes (the detective played in the film by Jack Nicholson) in the center, and the same scenario will be played by Robert Towne who took care of the story of the original.

If in Roman Polanski Gittes’s film he evolved in the morally corrupt environment of Southern California prior to World War II, embroiled in a complicated web of political and personal intrigue, he would “try to do his job in the series.” a city where the rich and corrupt control areas such as real estate, oil, but also gangs of criminals. ”

In 1975, the film (in which Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman and Perry Lopez also played), was nominated for 11 Oscars. The only statuette won was the one for Best Original Screenplay.


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