Helmer David Fincher (“Seven,” “Alien 3”) has inked an overall first-look and development deal with Propaganda Films, chairman Steve Golin announced Tuesday.
The deal gives Polygram-owned Propaganda three of Fincher’s next six projects over a five-year stretch.
Fincher also will set up housekeeping with his producer, Cean Chaffin, and development VP Rachel Schadt at Propaganda’s offices with access to a discretionary development fund.
Fincher is currently wrapping Polygram’s “The Game,” toplining Sean Penn and Michael Douglas. He pacted pre-viously to helm “Fight Club” for Fox 2000.
His Propaganda deal was brokered by Richard Lovett and Joe Rosenberg at Creative Artists Agency and Craig Jacobson and Tom Maguire at Hanson, Jacobson, Teller and Hoberman. Propaganda business affairs senior VP Paul Green handled negotiations from the company side.
“This deal is especially significant for us as David has been a major contributor to the vision of our company,” Go-lin said, adding that he hopes to nail down similar arrangements with more of Propaganda’s stable of commercial and rock video directors who have segued to feature pic directing. These include Michael Bay (“The Rock”), Alex Proyas (“The Crow”), Dom Sena (“Kalifornia”) and Simon West (“Con Air”).
Fincher won a 1995 Grammy for his Rolling Stones video “Love is Strong.”