The Killer Release Date: David Fincher, the master of psychological thrillers, has kept audiences on the edge of their seats for three decades. Films like “Zodiac,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Se7en” have solidified his status as a visionary in cinema. Now, after nearly two decades in development limbo, his next film, “The Killer,” is finally coming to Netflix later this year. Here’s everything we know about David Fincher’s “The Killer.”
A Date to Remember
Mark your calendars for November 10, 2023. That’s when “The Killer” is set to hit Netflix. It’s a busy month, with “The Marvels” releasing on the same day and “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” following on November 17.
“The Killer” will follow the Netflix trend of limited theatrical releases. While the exact date for its theater run hasn’t been revealed yet, it’s a departure from the norm. Netflix original films like “The Irishman” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” have occasionally graced theaters, but it’s not the usual path.
A Taste of the Killer
A teaser trailer, released on August 29, offers a glimpse into the film’s chilling atmosphere. Michael Fassbender’s calculated narration sets the mood for this enigmatic thriller. In addition, a three-minute featurette from last December provides a behind-the-scenes look, with Fassbender sharing his experience of working with Fincher and hinting at the film’s moody aesthetics.
The Killer’s Premise
Based on the graphic novel by Alexis Nolent and Luc Jacamon, “The Killer” promises a brutal, stylish, and blood-soaked noir experience. Fincher has been attached to this project since 2007 when it was at Paramount.
The Cast of Killers
While the full cast list is yet to be revealed, “The Killer” boasts an impressive lineup. Michael Fassbender leads the way, with notable names like Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, and Sophie Charlotte joining the ensemble.
Behind the Scenes
The screenplay for “The Killer” is penned by Andrew Kevin Walker, the mind behind “Fight Club.” David Fincher, famous for classics like “Se7en,” returns to the director’s chair. Erik Messerschmidt, known for his work on “Mank,” handles cinematography. The film is produced by Ceán Chaffin and William Doyle, with Ceán Chaffin being David Fincher’s long-time producing partner. Production companies involved include Panic Pictures, BOOM! Studios, and Archaia Entertainment.
Filming Locations and Schedule
“The Killer” embarked on its filming journey in November 2021, starting in Paris and spanning various locations, including New Orleans, the Dominican Republic, and St. Charles, Illinois. The cameras wrapped up in late March 2022, leaving eager fans anticipating this long-awaited thriller.
Stay tuned for “The Killer” on Netflix, as David Fincher brings his signature style to this gripping noir tale.