The first trailer for David Fincher’s new thriller, “The Killer,” has arrived, providing fans with some insight into the film’s enigmatic premise.
Fincher’s neo-noir picture, starring Michael Fassbender and Charles Parnell, depicts the narrative of an assassin who begins to disintegrate. The film is based on Alexis Nolent’s French graphic novel series and was adapted by Fincher’s “Fight Club” screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker. Along with Fassbender and Parnell, Tilda Swinton, Arliss Howard, and Sophie Charlotte star.
“The Killer” will be released in limited theatres on October 28. The film will be available on Netflix beginning November 10. The film is the director’s latest for Netflix, following executive producing “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter” as well as directing the feature film “Mank,” among other projects.
In 2007, Paramount Pictures bought the rights to “The Killer” and announced that Fincher would direct. Nolent, who publishes under the pen name Matz, spoke with Newsarama about his graphic novel in 2007. “A hit man is a figure that allows dealing with such matters in a nonapologetic, nonjudgmental way,” he explained. “This allows us to tell a story that is based on both his state of mind and his actions.”
Fassbender, who plays the unidentified killer, has recently been away from the screen after taking up autoracing in 2017. He most recently starred in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” as Erik Lehnsherr, opposite Sophie Turner and James McAvoy. In 2022, Charles Parnell appeared in “Top Gun: Maverick” and Bill Hader’s TV series “Barry.”
Watch “The Killer” trailer below: