Marking Fincher’s first feature thriller in almost a decade, The Killer has Michael Fassbender playing an assassin who – after a fateful near-miss – battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
The film is based on the 1998 graphic novel of the same name by Alexis “Matz” Nolent and artist Luc Jacamon. The screenplay was written by Andrew Kevin Walker, who co-wrote Fincher’s Se7en and whose credits include Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow and 8MM.
Cinematographer here is Erik Messerschmidt, working again with Fincher after lensing 2020’s Mank. The music is composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who have scored Fincher’s last four films.
The Killer, also starring Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton, will be streaming on Netflix from November 10th. The film will be opening in select U.S. cinemas in October, following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 3rd.