David Fincher’s next movie for Netflix, an assassin drama titled The Killer, will begin filming this year with star Michael Fassbender.
Earlier this year we got the news he was developing an adaptation of The Killer graphic novel series from Alexis Nolent.
Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, who won an Oscar for Mank, spoke to El Diario Vasco (via The Fincher Analyst) and confirmed he’ll be reteaming with Fincher on The Killer.
He also revealed that they are aiming for a November start date in Paris.
The film is based on the French graphic novel series, The Killer, which was first published in France in 1988. Consisting of twelve albums, the series was later published between 1998 and 2013 in the US.
The story follows a loner who works as an assassin who begins to psychologically struggle without any semblance of a moral compass, all the while being pursued by a skilled investigator looking to stop him.
Fassbender will be playing the main character — an assassin who is losing his mind. The summary of the Matz and Jacamon novel describes the story as follows:
“A man solitary and cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, the killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. And yet the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s losing his mind, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind.”
The Killer will be Fincher’s second movie under his four-year exclusive deal with Netflix. The first one, Mank, hit the streaming platform last year.