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'Chinatown' Prequel Series In Development at Netflix!

'Chinatown' Prequel Series In Development at Netflix!

Chinatown is getting a prequel!

A prequel series for the 1974 classic, which starred Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is in development at Netflix with Robert Towne and David Fincher, Deadline reported on Tuesday (November 19).

Robert originally won an Oscar for the script of the drama, which told the story of a private eye hired to expose an adulterer who instead uncovers far more unsavory things.

Here’s a synopsis: “The idea behind the prequel series would be to focus on a young Jake Gittes (played in the film by Jack Nicholson) as he plies his business in a town where the wealthy and corruption involves areas like land, oil and gangs.”

Roman Polanski directed the original film. The hope is that David might direct the pilot, but that is not part of the deal, which so far covers a pilot script.

Watch the trailer for the original Chinatown inside…

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