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David Fincher to direct 'Torso' after serial killer project 'Zodiac'

After directing the critically-acclaimed Se7en and Fight Club, and most recently the stylistic and very effective Panic Room, David Fincher soon gained the reputation as being one of the best American filmmakers currently working today. And now, after a four-year break, Fincher will release his comeback picture, Zodiac, this year. Focusing on a series of gruesome murders in San Francisco during the '60s and '70s which later inspired Dirty Harry, the film stars Robert Downey Jr. and rising star Jake Gyllenhaal.

Meanwhile, Fincher is also developing Benjamin Button - a fantasy drama - for release possibly in 2007 or 2008. But, the big news today is the announcement that Fincher is collaborating with screenwriter Ehren Kruger on Torso, a gritty crime thriller based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko. The true story focuses on federal agent Eliot Ness (The Untouchables) as he moves to Cleveland after finally apprehending Al Capone. Soon events take a turn for the worse as the town is shattered by a series of horrific killings known as the "Torso Murders".

It is unclear whether Torso will see the light of day before Benjamin Button, but one thing is for sure: Fincher is finally back at work and actively developing a series of interesting projects. We'll keep you posted.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 06:41:37

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