Thanks to Angelo I can share with you a brief link along those lines.
It's barely a news item, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington confirming: The role he most regrets having turned down was the 1994 part of Detective Mills, offered to him by David Fincher. Apparently, Washington was one of Fincher's favored choices for the leading role. But he declined, fearing the film would be "dark and evil".
Well, what can I say?
Yeah, I see how you can totally kick yourself for that!
But can I see the film with Denzel Washington as Mills?
Nuh, not really.
If it will ever be possible to go to another universe, where you can watch Se7en with any other cast, sure I might get the Denzel-version and watch it back to back with the Mickey Rourke as Tyler Durden Fight Club. But in this universe, Se7en is so engraved in stone, so utterly perfect... I am actually glad it's not a word and not a cut different from what it is.
What do you think? Did we miss out on something?
Thanks for the link! Here it is: