It is a good day when I learn that David Fincher, director of two of the greatest films of all time; Fight Club and Seven, may be back behind the lense for another serial-killer based film, this time for Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures.
The film is called Zodiac, a thriller detailing the obsessive efforts of three people who sought to bring the famed Zodiac killer to justice and the toll it took on their personal lives. The books trace the mystery of the serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco area from 1966-78. The killer committed at least 37 murders and documented his exploits in taunting letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The story was adapted by scribe Jamie Vanderbilt (Basic) from Robert Graysmith’s 1986 true-crime tome “Zodiac” and its 2002 sequel, “Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America’s Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed.”
The Zodiac killer has inspired pics such as Eastwood’s Dirty Harry and the 1971 B movie The Zodiac Killer.