David Fincher working on 4K remaster of Seven

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David Fincher is working on a 4K re-release of his seminal film Seven, it’s been confirmed: a few more details here.

What’s in the box? The answer to that question shocked audiences back in 1995, and now, as Seven approaches its thirtieth anniversary, director David Fincher has revealed he is working on a 4K re-release for one of his most famous films.

Written by Andrew Kevin Walker, Seven followed Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as they investigate a series of grizzly murders which are each based on one of the seven deadly sins. In the years since its release, it has become a classic of the genre, with particular praise for Fincher’s directing, Walker’s storytelling and a now iconic ending.

Chatting to Variety, Fincher said that “We’re going back and doing it in 4K from the original negative and we overscan it, oversample it, doing all of the due diligence and there’s a lot of shit that needs to be fixed. Because there’s a lot of stuff that we now can add because of high dynamic range. You know, streaming media is a very different thing than 35 mm motion picture negative in terms of what it can actually retain. So there are, you know, a lot of blown-out windows that we have to kind of go back and ghost in a little bit of cityscape out there”.

He went on to reassure fans that he won’t be re-editing or changing the film, as he is “fundamentally against the idea of changing what [the film] is,” referring to the infamous re-release of E.T. as a guiding light for what not to do. “I’m not gonna take all the guns out of people’s hands and replace them with flashlights.”.

Fincher is reuniting with Walker for his next film The Killer, an adaptation of the graphic novels by Alexis Nolent. The synopsis reads as follows:

After a fateful near-miss an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.

Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte and Tilda Swinton star.

The Killer will land on Netflix on the 10th November.

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