Walker recalled that Fincher asked him to write literally just 10 lines for Michael Fassbender in the entire movie
David Fincher, The Killer, Andrew Kevin Walker
David Fincher's directorial The Killer has finally made its OTT debut on November 10 on Netflix, and it's already making a lot of buzz on the internet. Fincher is typically known for presenting dark and mostly serial killer stories. He is the first director who brought John Doe's story in the movie, Seven in 1995. His other movie, Zodiac is also a classic one for the serial killer genre.
Other movies of David Fincher
Movies like Fight Club, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Gone Girl, Mindhunter are also one of the most dark and deep stories brought by Fincher. No wonder, The Killer is another masterpiece added to the list.
The Killer story
Based on Alexis Nolent and Luc Jacamon's graphic novel of the same name, The Killer follows its unnamed assassin as a botched job propels him into a vendetta that breaks his one rule: never make it personal. Michael Fassbender played the titular role of the killer.
As The Killer released with a big bang, we got to learn some interesting things about the story from the screenwriter, Andrew Kevin Walker. While talking to Entertainment Weekly, the writer recalled his several memories with Fincher and also his 2nd collaboration in The Killer. Although it's known to all that Fincher loves to show the dark side of the world, these characteristics will definitely shock you.
What did Andrew Kevin Walker share?
According to Walker, the director gave him a weird task. Andrew shared that Fincher told him to, “try and write it so this guy has literally ten lines of dialog spoken in the entire movie. As a point of pride, I did hand in a first draft that had literally 13 lines of dialog. It was the most I could get it down to and still have it function and be semi-natural."
Walker recalled that, “From the very beginning, one of the big things that David said was, 'He's going to have this mantra that he repeats and then, as he goes, the mantra will begin to kind of crumble, or he'll contradict it. And no matter how unemotional he says he is, it will all be driven by a deep, deep, deep-seated emotion that he doesn't even want to admit is there'.”
Other works of Walker
Even though Andrew has worked in different genres as well such as – Sleepy Hollow, Windfall and wanted to stop writing on serial killers, Fincher's insistence kept him work on them till now. “I'm really grateful on his insistence to keep finding the balance, because some of the stuff that came very late in the process of discussing and adjusting voiceover are not only some of my favorite things in this movie but some of my favorite things I've ever written”, the writer further shared.
Andrew and Fincher's fun moment
Andrew Kevin Walker also spilled some beans about their funny moments. He told EW that when he and David worked in The Game movie, there was a moment that makes him laugh everytime he remembers. “He was saying, 'What's that song? What's that song?' And I was like, 'Oh you mean "Cat's In The Cradle"? I like to say, we finish each other's sentences, but then Dave very gently edits that sentence down", the writer said.
David Fincher's The Killer is now streaming on Netflix.