David Fincher re-teaming with writer of Se7en for his new Netflix movie The Killer
Michael Fassbender is reportedly in talks for the lead role.
Netflix has proven to be fertile grounds for director David Fincher.
Between directing and producing hit shows House Of Cards and Mindhunter, it has also resulted in Mank, which has been nominated for six Golden Globe awards including Best Picture, and will likely repeat those nominations once the Oscars reveal theirs.
Prior to Netflix, Fincher was known for delivering some amazing thrillers, including Se7en, Zodiac, The Game, Panic Room, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and for his next movie with Netflix, it looks like he will be returning to that genre.
Deadline report that Fincher will be re-teaming with Se7en screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for an adaptation of graphic novel The Killer, with Michael Fassbender currently circling the lead role.
The graphic novel's official synopsis is as follows:
"A man solitary and cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, the killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. And yet the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s losing his mind, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind."
Yep, that sounds right up Fincher's alley.
It also makes for a much quicker turnaround for his next movie, as it was a full six years between Mank and Fincher's previous movie, 2014's adaptation of Gone Girl.