Ahh, cancel culture, a favourite, career-ending weapon used by anyone with an Internet connection. It’s gotten so big that renowned film-maker David Fincher is in the process of making a miniseries on it.

Fincher sat down with The Telegraph to discussing his new film, future plans, and the new cancel culture miniseries. “It’s about how modern society measures an apology,” he said. “If you give a truly heartfelt apology and no one believes it, did you even apologise at all? It’s a troubling idea but we live in troubling times.”

 

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David Fincher recently caused some controversy after he shared his views on Todd Philips’ Joker, starring Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix, calling it a “betrayal of the mentally ill.”

According to Fincher, Joker had no chance of being successful if it wasn’t preceded by the success of The Dark Knight, which saw Heath Ledger play the Joker.

 

 

“Nobody would have thought they had a shot at a giant hit with Joker had ‘The Dark Knight’ not been as massive as it was,” said Fincher.

The film-maker went to suggest that 2020’s Joker was a mixture of two lead characters from Martin Scorsese films – Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver and Rupert Pupkin from The King of Comedy.

“I don’t think ­anyone would have looked at that material and thought, ‘Yeah, let’s take Travis Bickle (from Taxi Driver) and Rupert Pupkin (from The King of Comedy) and conflate them, then trap him in a betrayal of the mentally ill, and trot it out for a billion dollars.’”