December 7, 2023

Streamy Awards 2023

I used to grouse in frustration each time David Fincher’s identify appeared subsequent to any new challenge not named Mindhunter — the cult-favorite Netflix crime drama about FBI brokers within the bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit which the director confirmed earlier this yr received’t be coming again for a 3rd season. The present was an enchanting psychodrama about probing the minds of serial killers and utilizing insights gained to unravel ongoing crimes. However don’t despair in case you, too, liked the present and have been making an attempt to manifest its triumphant return. As a result of I’d argue that Fincher’s upcoming Netflix film The Killer seems prefer it’s going to be one of the best type of comfort prize.

Starring Michael Fassbender as an murderer who strikes with a type of feral grace and depth — and who lives by a code that requires by no means improvising — Netflix launched the primary trailer for the upcoming thriller on Tuesday, which you’ll try beneath.

Why do I say this movie seems tailored for Mindhunter followers? Properly, it has to do with the truth that the psyche of Fassbender’s hitman may be very a lot a central piece of the story right here. Look no additional than the Amazon product abstract of the graphic novel that The Killer is predicated on:

A person solitary and chilly, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, the killer waits within the shadows, anticipating his subsequent goal. And but the longer he waits, the extra he thinks he’s shedding his thoughts, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody, and trendy noir story of knowledgeable murderer misplaced in a world with out a ethical compass, it is a case research of a person alone, armed to the tooth and slowly shedding his thoughts.

The streaming big, for the second, hasn’t advised us far more about what to anticipate from The Killer — apart from the truth that Fassbender performs an murderer who’s simply had a near-miss earlier than battling his employers and himself on a world manhunt. It’s, nonetheless, some of the extremely anticipated Netflix films nonetheless to return between now and the tip of the yr. Fincher’s identify alone is motive sufficient for that.

As for when it arrives, The Killer will premiere on the Venice Movie Competition on Sept. 3, adopted by a restricted theatrical run in October earlier than hitting Netflix on Nov. 10. Additionally, the forged along with Fassbender consists of Charles Parnell, Arliss Howard, Sophie Charlotte, and Tilda Swinton.

Netflix promotional poster for “The Killer.” Picture supply: Netflix