And especially with this blog-post about a "recent" set visit: David Fincher strolling around at James Cameron's AVATAR production. Now of course this is all rumor, and the source doesn't exactly make clear what "recent" means here. As far as I know the AVATAR shooting is finished and they are deep in post-production. So if this is "news" from last summer, I guess there is not much reason to reanimate our hopes for a David Fincher space odyssey.
The technology -- as I am sure AVATAR will prove -- is definitely ready now, though. That may be a good sign. And if "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" will perform well enough in its follow-up markets, DVD sales mostly, maybe it will be easier to get the budget for RAMA together.
"Button", by the way, is still running on about 200 screens across the US and is currently at a world-wide take of just under $330 million. So clearly it's not THE DARK KNIGHT, money-wise, but it's reasonable for an epic romance.
Let's hope the "recent" news will mean something. RAMA is so definitely a Fincher movie I would love to watch!
Big thanks to Statrick for the find!
Here's the source: