David Fincher, Robert Towne Team for ‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series on Netflix

Well here’s one that caught us by surprise: David Fincher has agreed to executive produce a Chinatown prequel series for Netflix, which has hired original screenwriter Robert Towne to write the pilot.

The series would follow a young Jake Gittes, the character played by Jack Nicholson in the original film and its subsequent 1990 sequel, The Two Jakes.

Roman Polanski directed the original 1974 classic, which co-starred Faye Dunaway, and was produced by Robert Evans.

Fincher and Towne will executive produce alongside Josh Donen, and while Netflix hopes Fincher will direct the pilot, that isn’t yet part …

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