With “Mindhunter” now firmly in his rearview mirror, David Fincher returns to the genre that made him famous – a new cinematic thriller titled “The Killer”.
Not a lot is known about the Netflix-distributed film beyond it starring Michael Fassbender as an assassin who develops a conscience, even as his clients continue to seek out his skills.
We know Tilda Swinton co-stars, the film clocks in at 118 minutes, and the script is penned by “Se7en” and “Sleepy Hollow” writer Andrew Kevin Walker.
More is expected to come next month when the movie premieres in September at the Venice Film Festival. Venice fest programmer Emanuele Rauco recently teased the film on his YouTube Channel, saying (via World of Reel):
“So much hype for this new Fincher, but, yes, it is very good. It reminded me a lot and looks like Melville’s ‘Le Samourai,’ almost as if Melville had made a film in 2023, and it seems to also understand that film quite well. The position of the camera, the gestures, the photography. In short, it’s a very remarkable film that you don’t even realize how good it is while you’re watching it. It overwhelms in such a way that you don’t even notice it sneaking up on you.”
The film, an adaptation of Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel series, was effectively completed back in February and is Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality.
Two-time Oscar winners Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor return to score the film due to be available to stream via Netflix on November 10th.