David Fincher will direct The Killer for Paramount Pictures. Based on a graphic comic book novel, the film will be produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Alexandra Milchan. Does the "B" in "Plan B Entertainment" stand for "Brad"? Adorable!
Allesandro Camon will write the script, about a top assassin suddenly plagued by his conscience and a highly competent cop hot on his tail.
The graphic novel was written by Matz, whose real name is Alexis Nolent. The author works for Ubisoft, one of France’s biggest video game companies. Luc Jacamon illustrated the novel, which was originally published in France in 1988 by Casterman and debuted in the U.S. as a 10-issue series published by Archaia Studio Press. [Variety]
Thanks, nerds. Still no word on whether Pitt will actually appear in the movie (he and Fincher are reteaming for the upcoming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). That would be kinda nice. Since Fight Club, Fincher’s made a couple movies (Panic Room, Zodiac) that were solid, but not not super original either. This one sounds promising though — an assassin with a conscience! Based on a comic book! Written by a guy who makes video games! In France!