In issue 225 of Total Film magazine , David Fincher tells us exclusively about considering the director's chair on Star Wars: Episode VII .
Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad - Fincher talks us through his career for The Total Film Interview, including new film Gone Girl , and reveals that he spoke with Star Wars producer Kathy Kennedy about Episode VII .
"I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like," he says of the studio merger that resulted in a new batch of Star Wars films being greenlit.
"It's tricky," he adds. "My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back . If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!'
"I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [ C-3PO and R2-D2 ] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi ."
Gone Girl opens in the UK on 3 October.
For more from Fincher, pick up the brand new issue of Total Film , which is out now . Headed up by our monstrous Winter Preview, it includes an exclusive look at Daniel Radcliffe's dark fantasy Horns , Fury, The Judge , Horrible Bosses 2 and many more exciting new movies.
Speaking of Star Wars , you also get TWO FREE STAR WARS ART CARDS with the issue (check them out below). And be sure to also pick up the next issue of SFX magazine , which includes TWO MORE exclusive Star Wars art cards.