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Old 02-26-03, 11:02 AM
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Carnahan to direct M:I3

Wow.. from Fincher to Carnahan. Now I'm excited.. hopefully, the script is going to be a helluva lot better than the last two M:I films...

I like Ticker and Narc... I think this is a very good choice.

Par, C/W call Carnahan for 'M:I-3' duty
Feb. 26, 2003

"Narc" director Joe Carnahan is in final negotiations to helm Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Prods.' third installment of their "Mission: Impossible" franchise. Dean Georgaris, who wrote the studio's upcoming "Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life: Tomb Raider 2," is in negotiations to script "M:I-3." The franchise's original screenwriter, Robert Towne, remains on board. Paramount is eyeing a summer 2004 release date for the film. "M:I-3" reunites Carnahan with the studio and the production company as it was Cruise/Wagner that urged Paramount to pick up for distribution Carnahan's critically acclaimed feature film "Narc." Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise also had executive producing credits on the project.

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Old 02-26-03, 02:52 PM
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what happened to Fincher?
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Fincher's statement -

HOLLYWOOD, CA - The reins behind the Mission:Impossible franchise were today, surprisingly, handed over to budding director Joe Carnahan, director of 2002's critically acclaimed gritty cop flick "Narc". This news flies in the face of the rumors ping-ponging across the net, that thrillmeister David Fincher would be the man in the seat to helm M:I 3.

"I was actually in talks to direct the film," said Fincher when reached for comment, "but there's so much other stuff I've got on my mind, and besides that HOLY HELL IT'S MISSION:INSUFFERABLE WHY THE CRAP WOULD I DO IT I MEAN COME ON".
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Old 02-26-03, 04:08 PM
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As much as I enjoy Fincher's work.. I really don't need him to have a reason for more ZOOM IN POV Effects shots of the insides of bombs. Way over-used in Panic Room

As for Fincher, Variety has this:

Fincher, whose credits include "Panic Room," "Fight Club" and "Seven," had been attached to "Mission: Impossible 3" since early last year but recently committed to direct "The Lords of Dogtown," centering on the surf and skate culture that took root in the 1970s, for Sony.

Not to mention Sony is still wanting him to direct Fertig.
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It would have been nice to see what Fincher could have done with this franchise, but Carnahan does have talent. Not a bad alternative.
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I'd rather see Fincher, only because i have no idea who Carnahan is and what he's done (don't know any of his movies)
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Which one was Ticker?
It was the Gary Oldman/James Brown one I hope. That thing was putrid!
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Old 02-26-03, 07:32 PM
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Which one was Ticker?
It was the Gary Oldman/James Brown one I hope. That thing was putrid!
Ticker [Quicktime]

Starred Don Cheadle and F. Murray Abraham with cameos from Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Mykelti Williamson and Dennis Haybert.
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Old 02-26-03, 08:23 PM
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I was hoping Carnahan would move on to better things than this, but I guess work is work.
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Old 02-26-03, 10:33 PM
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Too bad, I would've loved to see what Fincher was able to do with this one
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Old 02-26-03, 11:14 PM
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I loved NARC so i'm looking forward to what he can do with this.
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Was really looking forward to Finch breathing some life back into this series. Oh, well...

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