David Fincher is finally back in the director’s chair for Zodiac, a film that revolves around the Zodiac Killer, a man who murdered dozens of people and wrote weird notes to The San Francisco Chronicle throughout his killing spree, and now the paper is back on the case… so to say.
Today The Chronicle has posted two new articles regarding the killer and the film as they had a chance to visit the set and also revisit the whole ordeal from their perspective including sketch artist photos of the killer, letters sent to the paper, a shot from the film and a look at detectives David Toschi and William Armstrong who were the actual detectives investigating the case.
Fincher is the director of such films as Se7en and Fight Club if you needed some idea of where this one was going. This time around he has employed the talents of Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman and Mark Ruffalo as the lead detectives and reporters for the film, which just finished shooting in the Bay Area and will continue its production for 85 days on Los Angeles sets.
If you wanted an idea of what this killer was capable of check out this quote from one of the articles:
What has made this killer so infamous, besides the unknown number of people he killed, is his taunting of the San Francisco Police Department via letters he would write to The Chronicle, taking credit for his murders, keeping a tally of his kills and threatening his next move. As the first article continues one of his letters is quoted saying:
There are several more descriptions of the murders in that article, and if you click on the pic to the right you can read one of the actual letters sent to the paper.
The second article delves a bit deeper into the actual film production as it brings the world of 1978 back to life. While the article doesn’t really chat with Fincher or any of the cast it does have some good bits, check out a snippet below:
To read the rest of both articles click on your choice below. Each article comes with pics so enjoy!