Many filmmakers have done it before, now, David Fincher is going to television. The Hollywood Reporter says Fincher will be adapting the BBC’s mini-series “House of Cards,” as a one-hour drama. The original series was aired in the 1990s and starred Ian Richardson.
“House of Cards,” was about a politician scheming and trying to take over for outgoing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The new series will be transplanted to the US, but will still be about a blackmailing politician.
You may recall that “House of Cards,” is not the first BBC miniseries to be adapted for a US market. The Russell Crowe/Ben Affleck movie “State of Play,” as well as Mel Gibson’s “Edge of Darkness” both started out as shows across the pond.