“How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?”
Fans of crime procedurals and David Fincher have much cause to celebrate. The director of such ground-breaking movies as Se7en and Zodiac is bringing his talents to the small(er) screen — Netflix — on October 13 with Mindhunter.
The series is described as “two FBI agents setting out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers” behind the way serial killers think.
Have a look at the creepy trailer.
Based on the trailer, Mindhunter definitely has the look and feel of a Fincher production, but it also makes me think of the dynamic between fictional FBI profiler Will Graham and serial killer Hannibal Lecter from the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. (Though to be fair, I have a “Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter” tattoo, so I think about that dynamic a lot.) Even the title of the show is reminiscent of Michael Mann’s Red Dragon-based film Manhunter.
This is not an accident: John Douglas, the real-life FBI profiler upon whom Will Graham (and Jack Crawford) was based, wrote a book called Mindhunter about his experiences in the FBI and well, I think you see where this is going…
The series stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany and is directed by David Fincher, Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). 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.
What do you think of this trailer? Are you excited for Mindhunter?