David Fincher, well known director of such classics as Se7en, Fight Club, and The Social Network was at one point attached to a new version of Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie. It's an odd movie for a studio to put stock into, as the most well known adaption was for a 1930's project that's mostly known for being one of the biggest box office bombs of the time. Although, that means we still talk about it, so maybe they're on to something. Either way, Fincher has opted out of the project.
No official reason has been given, though one certainly isn't hard to find. Fincher has also been attached to a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the kind of big-budget project that would take a lot of time to make. And, there's always the possibility that he'll direct The Girl Who Played With Fire, if that ever actually goes into production.
Who would you guys want to see direct Angelina Jolie in this new historical epic?