Fan of Fight Club? How about Alien3 or Se7en? ZODIAC?!
Yup, David Fincher‘s next project reteams him with Netflix (he’s also behind the excellent “House of Cards”) to hunt down serial killers.
Netflix just announced that October is bringing not only the second season of “Stranger Things” but also the new original series “Mindhunter”, which will premiere globally Friday, October 13, 2017. Happy Halloween, indeed!
Written by playwright Joe Penhall and Scott Buck, “Mindhunter” is based on the 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, which goes behind the scenes of some of Douglas’ highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer.
“Set in 1979, the TV series centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench (McCallany). Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.”
A nice surprise is that in addition to the series being directed by David Fincher, The Amityville Horror’s Andrew Douglas also helmed an episode, as well as Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), and Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking).
“Mindhunter” features Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless).
Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
Here’s the first trailer that looks to mix Silence of the Lambs with Fincher’s Zodiac.