David Fincher’s ‘Utopia’ remake is no longer happening

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Fight Club director David Fincher’s planned US remake of Utopia for HBO has been cancelled.

Based on Dennis Kelly’s Channel 4 conspiracy drama, the remake was set to star Rooney Mara, Colm Feore, Eric McCormack, Dallas Roberts, Jason Ritter, Brandon Scott and Agyness Deyn.

However, the cast have now been officially released from their contracts after a month of rehearsals, Deadline reports.

Fincher had been working on the project with Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn.


HBO may apparently now continue to develop a Utopia remake with a new director.

Channel 4 announced last October that the original UK version of Utopia had been axed.

> Here are 5 reasons why Utopia deserves a third season.

The show launched on Channel 4 in 2013 and Season 2 concluded last August.

> Buy Season 2 on DVD on Amazon.

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