The Killer: Everything we know so far about David Fincher’s upcoming noir thriller

The Killer: Everything we know so far about David Fincher’s upcoming noir thriller
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Over the course of time, the culture of mass consumption observed significant changes, especially in the entertainment industry with the movies being made more dazzling and glittering on public demand. But every genre, no matter how much time has passed, has been successful in creating its own niche in the quickening evolutionary pace of entertainment and amassed a dedicated audience. One of these genres, is noir thrillers, the dark, sleazy cinematic movies that highlight the character’s fatalist and cynical attitudes, leading him to commit a crime. With neo-noir thrillers trending in the contemporary era, directors are even more interested in creating movies that depict the psyche of the characters without any filter; quite naturalistic, I must say.

One of the most dedicated directors who has managed to adhere to this neo-noir genre, is the Golden Globes winner and Oscar nominee, David Fincher. Fincher is primarily known for his smash hits such as Gone Girl, Mank, The Social Network, Zodiac, Se7en, and more. 

Reuniting with Se7en writer Andrew Kevin Walker for the upcoming Netflix noir thriller The Killer, Fincher has already piqued the interest of his fans which will only come to fruition once the movie is released.

Here’s the full scoop on this Netflix thriller. 

What is The Killer about?

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Based upon the titular French graphic novel by Alexis Nolent, under the pseudonym Matz, and artist Luc Jacamon, Netflix’s The Killer is anticipated to be another Fincher’s smash hit owing to its storyline. Two volumes of the graphic novel were released: one in 1998 and the latest in 2017. Currently, it’s nebulous as to which volume will the Netflix thriller follow. Be that as it may, here is the official logline for the same:

“A man solitary and cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, the killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. And yet the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s losing his mind, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody, and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind.”

Who are the cast members of The Killer?

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The following list includes the confirmed cast members who will be a part of The Killer:

  • Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Michael Fassbender will play the role of the titular killer, who over the course of the movie, develops a conscience. (Fun fact: Initially, this role was supposed to go to Brad Pitt)
  • Tilda Swinton is also reportedly confirmed to be in the cast. However, there’s no announcement regarding the role she will play in the Netflix original as of yet.
  • Charles Parnell as Hodges
  • Arliss Howard as TBA
  • Sophie Charlotte as Magdala

In addition to the main cast, What’s on Netflix also enlists the rumored actors and actresses in the movie. They include:

  • Kellan Rhude
  • Monika Gossmann
  • Caitlin Turner

Has the production for The Killer begun?

Initially, the production of the movie was supposed to begin in September 2021, however, owing to unknown circumstances, it was pushed back to November 1st, 2021. As per the reports, the movie was filmed in several countries across the globe. The filming locations included New Orleans, United States, Dominican Republic, Chicago, United States and Paris, France.

According to What’s on Netflix, “Filming reportedly took place in late November in Santo Domingo.” Based on one Screen Magazine article, the movie had shifted its production to Chicago in February 2022, wherein the filming took place in part at Union Station in downtown Chicago, the River West neighborhood near Chicago Avenue, the Bucktown neighborhood near Fullerton and Western, and Halsted Street. Additionally, the report stated that the production continued until March 17th, 2022, from which it moved into post-production.

Dwayne Barr, who is a member of the production team, stated that the filming had wrapped on Instagram, ten days after the initial expected filming end date for the noir thriller. The photo was captioned with:

 “And so it ends….We wrapped David Fincher’s “The Killer” last night. Thank you @emesserschmidt for the wrapped gift. Too tired to express everything I desire to share. Kudos to Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton.”


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What is the release date of The Killer?

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According to the recent 2023 new slate reveal of new movies, The Killer is scheduled to release on Netflix globally on November 10, 2023.

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