Fincher, Fassbender & Seven scribe team for The Killer adaptation
After partnering with the streaming platform for the acclaimed thriller series Mindhunter and six Golden Globe-nominated Mank, David Fincher is reuniting with Netflix for a feature adaptation of Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel series The Killer, according to Deadline.
Based on Nolent’s graphic novels that first began in 1998, the story centers on a cold-blooded assassin as he begins to have a psychological crisis in a morally-devoid world and attempts to escape the political ramifications his killings have caused, only to be drawn back in by the geopolitical game between Cuba, Venezuela and the US.
In addition to Netflix, the film will mark a reunion between Fincher and Andrew Kevin Walker, who first worked together on the Oscar-nominated crime thriller Seven and continued as the latter served as an uncredited script doctor on the former’s 1997 mystery thriller The Game, adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club and made a cameo in the Jodie Foster-starring thriller Panic Room.
The film is set to be produced by Ceán Chaffin and though noted that it’s currently unconfirmed, sources report that Fincher is currently in talks with fellow Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender (Next Goal Wins) to star in the film.
The Killer will mark the latest project under Fincher’s overall four-year deal at Netflix, with the making-of-Citizen Kane biopic Mank being the first and receiving rave reviews and garnering plenty of awards season buzz, including leading this year’s Golden Globes with the most nominations at six. Fincher was previously working on an adaptation of the graphic novels in 2009 at Paramount, though it never got off the ground.
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