The Killer Graphic Novel Being Developed for David Fincher
The reign of comic book movies continues in Hollywood with The Killer, an adaptation of the graphic novel from Matz (aka Alexis Nolent). The director is key with this one though, as it will be developed for David Fincher, the Fight Club and Zodiac director. The script will be written by Allesandro Camon and is probably quite a few years out from production, given Fincher's schedule and the impending Writers Guild and acting strikes.
The graphic novel was originally published in France in 1988 and debuted in the US as a 10-issue series. The story is about a top assassin suddenly plagued by his conscience and a highly competent cop hot on his tail. Here's a lengthier description of the graphic novel:
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.
By now everyone should know that anything David Fincher takes on will end up great, even if it's Panic Room. The look and the story of this sounds like it could be something to behold, especially under Fincher. Take a look at the official website to get an even better feel for the graphic novel. Hopefully it won't take too long for this to get off the ground!