FINCHER & THE ZODIAK
FIGHT CLUB and SEVEN director David Fincher is in talks to helm a movie about the ZODIAC killer. Both Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures are working on a deal that would see the two studios finance and make the film a reality.
Based on the true crime books ZODIAC and ZODIAC UNMASKED: THE IDENTITY OF AMERICA'S MOST ELUSIVE SERIAL KILLER REVEALED (both written by Robert Graysmith), the screenplay for the proposed film has been written by Jamie Vanderbilt (BASIC). Graysmith researched the chilling events concerning the real-life serial killer who called himself Zodiac, who made the San Francisco Bay area his killing ground between the years of 1966 to 1978. Eyewitnesses that survived their encounters with the Zodiac killer described their attacker as covered in a dark robe and hood, with strange symbols adorning the front of the costume. The killer taunted authorities for years by mailing cryptic letters to the San Francisco newspapers warning of his upcoming attacks, claiming to have eventually murdered 37 people during his spree of terror.
The movie's storyline will focus on a trio of investigators determined to try and capture the killer and unravel the identity of the Zodiac. However, the efforts of the sleuths take a profound toll on the personal lives.
To this date the Zodiac killer remains at large.
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