Following a slew of awards nominations for his work on Mank, David Fincher continues to build upon his relationship with Netflix in a new venture. As first reported by Deadline, the acclaimed filmmaker will direct a new feature for the streaming service titled The Killer. Additionally, X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Micahel Fassbender in the starring role.
The film will reunite Fincher with his Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, who pen the script. The film will be an adaptation of Alexis Nolent’s The Killer graphic novel series. The story follows a cold-blooded assassin in the midst of a psychological crisis. Living in a lawless and moral world, the man’s many crimes begin to catch up to him. Moreover, published in 2019, The Killer is an Eisner Award-nominated crime saga written by Nolent and drawn by artist Luc Jacamon.
The upcoming film adaptation will reportedly borrow inspiration from classic noir films. Michael Fassbender is in talks to portray the assassin in the center of the story. Moreover, Fincher will direct as well as executive produce the film. Fincher’s frequent collaborator and wife, Ceán Chaffin (The Social Network) will produce as well.
Michael Fassbender is perhaps best known for portraying the Marvel Comics supervillain Magneto in the X-Men film franchise. However, while fans wait and see if the actor will reprise the role in MCU a la Evan Peters in WandaVision, the versatile performer continues to bolster his filmography with a variety of ambitious dramatic roles. A few years ago, Fassbender earned his first Oscar nomination thanks to his work in 12 Years a Slave. Up next, Fassbender will flex his comedic muscles with a role alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alexandra Shipp in King Fury 2. Additionally, the actor will star opposite Elisabeth Moss in Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.
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