January 12, 2006

Director Fincher has stomach for ‘Torso’

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Seven" director David
Fincher is carving out room in his schedule for "Torso," a
thriller about federal agent Eliot Ness' exploits after his Al
Capone days.

The Paramount Pictures project is based on a graphic novel
written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andrey-ko, and drawn
by Bendis in the late 1990s.

"Torso" tells the relatively unknown story of Ness' move to
Cleveland to become the city's public safety officer. Torsos
began appearing in the river, and Ness received notes taunting
him to catch the killer. Ness, who had no experience in police
work, put together a team of ex-officers to apprehend the
serial murderer.

Fincher's work on the hit thriller "Seven" makes him
something of an expert on the serial killer underworld.
Additionally, he is shooting "Zodiac," the Jake Gyllenhaal
vehicle about the 1970s San Francisco serial killer. His other
credits include "Fight Club."

The graphic novel is being adapted by Ehren Kruger, whose
credits include "The Ring" and "The Ring Two," "The Skeleton
Key" and "Arlington Road."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter