Michael Fassbender to star in David Fincher-directed film adaptation of graphic novel The Killer … after Brad Pitt ‘quit’
Michael Fassbender will star in the film adaptation of the French graphic novel The Killer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gone Girl director David Fincher will also direct the upcoming film.
The filmmaker’s frequent collaborator, Andrew Kevin Walker, who wrote the scripts for Fight Club and Se7en, will write the project’s script.
Future work: On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Michael Fassbender will star in the upcoming film The Killer; featured in the photo in 2019
What could have been: At one point, Fincher’s frequent collaborator Brad Pitt was supposed to star in The Killer; appears at the 92nd Academy Awards in February 2020
The Killer was originally created in 1998 by writer Alex Nolent, who wrote under his pseudonym Matz, and artist Luc Jacamon.
The 43-year-old actor is poised to play a sought-after killer who begins to rely heavily on his conscience as he works on various assignments.
As reported by the media outlet, Fincher has been linked to The Killer since 2007.
Brad Pitt, a 58-year-old frequent contributor to the director, was set to star in the feature film before abandoning it due to other commitments.
Taking the reins: Gone Girl director David Fincher will direct the project, in which he has been involved since at least 2007; he is seen in 2013
Plot: The Killer will follow a requested assassin who begins to grapple with his conscience while working on his assignments.
Although the project was originally in development at Paramount, The Killer was launched and subsequently picked up by Netflix.
The news outlet also reported that Fincher is looking to begin physical production in September of this year.
Fassbender has not appeared in a major movie since 2019’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, although he is involved in several projects that will debut in the near future.
The actor will play Colt Magnum in the upcoming action comedy Kung Fury 2, which serves as a sequel to the original 2015 feature film.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alexandra Shipp, among others, have also been confirmed to appear in the project.
Production on the feature began in July 2019 and ended two months later.
Post-production work came to an abrupt halt the following year, due to a lawsuit that had been filed against the filmmakers.
Working Hard: Fassbender Will Also Play Colt Magnum In Upcoming Action Comedy Movie Kung Fury 2; seen in 2017’s The Snowman
Fassbender will also appear in the upcoming sports biopic Next Goal Wins.
The actor was cast as coach Thomas Rongen, who helped coach the underperforming American Samoa soccer team into a set of formidable athletes.
The Taika Waititi-directed film went into production in November 2019 and went into post-production the following January.
Next Goal Wins does not currently have a set release date.
Future Premiere: Actor to star in sports comedy biopic Next Goal Wins, directed by Taika Waititi; Fassbender appears in 2017