Deadline is reporting that director David Fincher will be reuniting screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for a feature film adaption of the graphic novel The Killer from Alexis Nolent.
The writer previously wrote screenplays for Fincher’s Fight Club, Se7en, The Game, and Panic Room. Walker also tackled scripts for Joel Schumacher’s 8mm and Joe Johnston’s Universal Monster remake The Wolfman.
Michael Fassbender is currently in talks for the lead role but the outlet couldn’t confirm.
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.
Given David Fincher’s deal with Netflix, it’s expected that the project will land at the streaming giant. The director recently working with them on his Hollywood drama Mank, about the development of the script for the iconic film Citizen Kane.