But Fincher, who worked with Garfield on the upcoming Facebook origins movie The Social Network, says the reboot overall is "risky," noting that they didn't get a "conventional" director -- (500) Days of Summer's Marc Webb is helming the next installment -- and are going at it in a new way. Which he doesn't see as a bad thing. "They're rolling the dice. I think that's always exciting." Just not enough for him to be the one on board. Fincher admits to having met with Sony about doing Spider-Man 4 but "easily" got himself out of doing it because he just can't buy into the whole "getting bit by a radioactive spider" thing.
Concepts Fincher has instead been able to work with include a reverse-aging man (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), an alien on the loose in an outer space prison (Alien³) and a ... well, you all know the ending of Fight Club without me having to spoil it again, right? The filmmaker does at least get to go after a huge fanbase soon by directing the Hollywood adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I guess we can't look forward to Lisbeth Salander suddenly having super powers in this version?