There have been several rumors regarding whether or not David Fincher will direct a film based on revered chess champion, Bobby Fisher. According to a recent report in Variety, Fincher is close to tackling Fischer’s story in a film aptly titled, Pawn Sacrifice. The project will be produced by Columbia and marks just one of two films the director is currently interested in helming.
Pawn Sacrifice will center on the life story of Fischer the world renown American chess player and the events leading up to his historic world championship match against Boris Spassky. Steven Knight, (who apparently does everything) recently turned in a script for the film, which will be co-produced by actor, Tobey Maguire.
On top of Sacrifice, Fincher is also interested in taking on an adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is based on the best selling novel of the same name. Both projects will take priority after the director finishes up work on The Social Network, another real life story surrounding the founders of the mega site, Facebook. If that wasn’t enough he’s still keeping hope alive for his feature adaptation of Heavy Metal. Can all of these projects get completed in a timely fashion?
The director already has a lot on his plate, and several projects in the pipeline. Do you think he can fit Bobby Fischer and his off the wall antics in there as well?
Do you think Fincher should direct Pawn Sacrifice? What film should take top priority?