David Fincher will not be directing any future movies in the Madea franchise. Not that anyone ever thought he would, but just in case you had your hopes pinned on the Oscar winning director of The Social Network, Fight Club, Seven, and Zodiac bringing his distinctive visual style to Tyler Perry’s drag-world of fat suits and loudmouths, you’ll be disappointed. Perry has a small role in Fincher’s upcoming movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel Gone Girl, and he admits that had he known Fincher was directing, he wouldn’t have taken the part, because he didn’t know who Fincher was. “I probably would have walked away from it, if I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I’d known the book was so popular.”
We’re guessing Fincher’s work is just a little too dark, visually and tonally, for Perry’s garish, wholesome worldview. So it’s fair to assume Perry won’t be involved in the American remake of the cult British conspiracy thriller Utopia, which Fincher and Flynn are adapting for HBO. The series featured brutal violence, torture, pre-marital sex, and an eclectic array of swear-words.