Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for “Se7en,” “Fight Club,” “The Social Network” director David Fincher’s newest film “The Killer,” giving viewers some insights into the film’s mysterious premise.
Micheal Fassbender and Charles Parnell star in Fincher’s neo-noir film, which tells the story of an assassin who finds himself unraveling. The film is based on the French graphic novel series by Alexis Nolent and was adapted by Fincher’s “Fight Club” screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. Tilda Swinton, Arliss Howard and Sophie Charlotte star alongside Fassbender and Parnell. The project marks Fassbender’s return to the screen after a four year absence and taking up autoracing in 2017.
Fincher has been mulling over this project for around sixteen years, with filming beginning back in November 2021. Paramount Pictures initially acquired the rights to “The Killer” in 2007 and announced Fincher would be directing. At one point Brad Pitt was set to star. In 2007, Nolent, who writes under the pen name Matz, spoke about his graphic novel with Newsarama. “A hit man is a figure that allows dealing with such matters in a nonapologetic, nonjudgmental way,” he said. “And therefore allows us to tell a story that relies on his state of mind as well as his actions.”
The film marks the director’s latest outing with Netflix after executive producing the likes of “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter” and directing the feature film “Mank,” among other projects. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will handle the score.
“The Killer” is set to world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week and set to release in select theaters on Oct. 28. The film will stream on Netflix starting Nov. 10.