David Fincher‘s next film is an adaptation of Alexis Nolent‘s graphic novel series The killer. The movie stars Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swintonand Fincher has also teamed up again with seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker to write the screenplay.
The story follows “a cold-blooded assassin who begins to experience a psychological crisis in a world without a moral compass.” I was pretty excited about this movie because I’m a big fan of Fincher’s movies. He’s one of my favorite filmmakers.
Fincher packaged production up The killer back in March, and today we have a little behind the scenes look that we want to share with you. Footage comes courtesy of Michael Fassbender: The road to Le Mansa web series that follows the actor’s other passion in life.
In the footage, we see Fincher and Fassbender shooting scenes in the film that use LED walls to fill green screens. Fassbender also spoke about filming and working with Fincher:
“It felt really good to get back to work. The film I did before that was just before lockdown [Next Goal Wins], but that was 2019, so I was definitely ready to get back to work. With someone of David’s caliber, it was a very special opportunity for me – quite a few places over a five month period. What was interesting for me was bringing the experience of what we’re doing on the set to the set, especially with someone like David who’s filming very accurately and everything, you know, handles fractions in terms of how you deliver things and movement and just how the frame is occupied, if you will.
“You have to hit the ground running and deliver in a timely manner, and David looks for perfection within a shot, no matter how long that takes. It could be 40 seconds. It may be six minutes long, but within that time frame you want to do everything exactly as it should be. You’ve taken all the notes and there’s a lot of it to digest, but the moment you try to deliver those notes you’re not thinking at all. It was a real honor. I felt like I learned a lot from him. It was a busy shoot, very long hours, sometimes six day weeks, so I literally didn’t have enough time to get in the car and do any training.”
Here is the description from the book:
“A lonely and cold man, methodical and free from scruples or remorse, the killer waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. And yet, the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s going insane, if not down. A brutal, gory and stylish noir tale 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.”
You can watch the following footage starting at around 2:30 minutes. Are you looking forward to this movie?