Killer, The: David Fincher’s Noir Thriller, Starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton–Preview

David Fincher directed The Killer, an upcoming American neo-noir action thriller, written by Andrew Kevin Walker, based on the French graphic novel series The Killer by Alexis Nolent.

It stars Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton.

In November 2007, it was announced that David Fincher would be directing an adaptation of the Matz French comic book The Killer, with Allesandro Camon writing the script, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment producing and Paramount distributing.

By February 2021, Fincher had taken the project to Netflix, where he had signed an overall deal, with Andrew Kevin Walker writing the script and Michael Fassbender playing the lead role.

Principal photography began in early November 2021 in Paris and was expected to take place in New Orleans and the Dominican Republic.

In January 2022, it was confirmed that filming would take place in St. Charles, Illinois in March for 10 days.

On March 28, 2022, filming had wrapped.

Directed by David Fincher
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker, based on The Killer by Alexis Nolent
Produced by Ceán Chaffin

Cinematography Erik Messerschmidt
Distributed by Netflix


Michael Fassbender
Tilda Swinton

Films directed by David Fincher

Alien 3 (1992)
Seven (1995)
The Game (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Panic Room (2002)
Zodiac (2007)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Gone Girl (2014)
Mank (2020)
The Killer (TBA)