The Killer is one of the most awaited titles of the Venice Film Festival (THE SPECIAL) of this year. And just today Netflix launched the teaser trailer and the teaser poster of the film with Michael Fassbender in Competition at Venice 80. The feature film is based on the graphic novel “The Killer” written by Alexis Nolent (aka Matz) and illustrated by Luc Jacamon, originally published in French by Editions Casterman. The screenplay was written by Andrew Kewin Walker who wrote 8 scriptsmm – Red light crime And The Mystery of Sleepy Hollow. The cast stars Michael Fassbender as the protagonist, joined by Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte and Tilda Swinton. The film chronicles the odyssey of an assassin who, following a tragic, near-botched assignment, faces both his masters and himself in an international manhunt that he believes is not at all personal.
The Killer will arrive in cinemas in October and will subsequently be available in streaming on Netflix (also visible on Sky Glass, Sky Q and via the app on the Now Smart Stick) starting from 10 November.
The Killerthe words of director David Fincher
“The Killer it represents my personal attempt to reconcile the vision I have had of cinematic stories for years with the way of telling them. I’ve always thought that the line “What were you doing in Chinatown?…As little as possible” is the most successful evocation of a backstory I’ve ever heard. I also had a certain curiosity about the genre revenge, as a tool for creating tension. So when Mr. Walker decided to join us and embraced my ideas/questions about broad brushstrokes of meaning giving way to the unseen “expansion of the moment” I knew we had to come up with something. The answer three hours later from Mr. Fassbender: “Yes, let’s do it!” convinced us both, and, of course, we all wanted Tilda (Mr. Walker wrote the story around her – but please don’t tell him, it could become unbearable if he finds out that literally everyone thinks that about her).”