Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Edwards
Alright, so stories about serial killers are always really fun. In fact, this particular movie was such a hit that I actually thought it had come out much earlier than 2007 since I was hearing about it left and right.Though that may have had a lot to do with the sensationalism of the case itself rather than the actual film about it.
The movie, which was directed by David Fincher, was adapted from the book written by Robert Graysmith as well as the screenplay written by James Vanderbilt. Based on the true story of the Zodiac killer, who is still as yet uncaught, who taunted police and media alike with letters and puzzles concerning his numerous crimes.
Nominated for 25 awards and starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Graysmith and Robert Downey Jr. As Paul Avery, the movie is the story of the lives of the people who were heavily affected during the 1970’s Zodiac killings. Graysmith and Avery are just two of the people whose obsession with finding the Zodiac killer take over, and eventually ruin, their lives.
With a total of 7 kills under his belt as well as cryptograms that have remained unsolved to this day, this movie proved that while the case may have faded in the memories of later generations, it in no way lessons the horrors of the crimes the Zodiac killer committed during those 10, seemingly endless, months.