According to The Hollywood Reporter, director David Fincher has bowed out of directing Sony’s Steve Jobs movie, as his demands for a $10 million up front fee wasn’t something the latter was willing to give him, plus control over marketing:
A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is “ridiculous,” adding, “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”
Man, no Fincher or Bale? That really sucks. Let’s pray it’s better than Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic.