David Fincher and Michael Fassbender unveil intense psychological thriller in “The Killer” teaser

Netflix collaboration explores existential crisis in the world of assassins


The anticipation is building as acclaimed director David Fincher and the talented Michael Fassbender promise an intense psychological thriller in the teaser for their latest collaboration, “The Killer.” After previous successes like “Mank” and “Mindhunter,” Fincher has once again joined forces with Netflix for a project that is set to captivate audiences.

“The Killer” is based on the French graphic novel by Alexis Nolent, with illustrations by Luc Jacamon. The screenplay, penned by Andrew Kevin Walker, known for his work on Fincher’s iconic “Seven,” adds further weight to this much-anticipated cinematic endeavor.

The film’s storyline revolves around an assassin who finds himself grappling with an existential crisis following a failed mission. The official logline intriguingly reads, “After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.” This promises a gripping exploration of identity, morality, and the consequences of one’s actions.


In “The Killer,” Michael Fassbender takes on the role of the tormented hitman, marking his first collaboration with director David Fincher. Fassbender’s formidable talent is complemented by a stellar supporting cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, and Sophie Charlotte, all of whom are set to deliver powerful performances.

Throughout the teaser, a recurring refrain echoes, “Stick to the plan.” Yet, it becomes apparent that the protagonist is unable to adhere to this mantra, setting off a chain of events that leads to chaos and mayhem. This premise draws parallels to the popular Jason Statham-led film series, “Transporter,” in which an illegal smuggler finds himself breaking his own code of rules, leading to a series of thrilling and dangerous encounters.

“The Killer” has been a project in the making for some time, with David Fincher’s involvement from the very beginning. The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September before its worldwide release, creating significant excitement among fans of the director. Fincher’s return to his signature genre with this film has generated heightened anticipation, with audiences eagerly awaiting the unveiling of his latest masterpiece.

As “The Killer” teaser sets the stage for an enthralling and thought-provoking cinematic experience, it’s clear that David Fincher and Michael Fassbender are poised to deliver another hit that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. With themes of identity, morality, and the consequences of one’s actions at the forefront, this collaboration promises to be an unforgettable addition to the world of psychological thrillers.