Okay, so David Fincher is going to have his first movie since 2002’s Panic Room hit theaters this Fall with Zodiac. That is great news and I am sure all Seven and Fight Club enthusiasts are right in line with me on this one.
We also know that he is developing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett currently attached to star. That is also exciting news, but to hear there will be a third project inbetween both of those features is more than exciting, it is momentous!
Today Variety announced that Fincher will be directing Torso, a film based on the graphic novel of the same name penned by Brian Michael Bendis with illustrations by Marc Andreyko, the project will be adapted by scribe Ehren Kruger (The Ring).
The story will center on real-life federal agent Eliot Ness — made famous by The Untouchables — after he closes the Al Capone case in Chicago and moves to Cleveland. There he makes a promise to help clean up the town until the city is scarred by a series of gruesome killings known as the “torso” murders.
I can’t wait to see who he gets for this one!