‘X-Men’ star Michael Fassbender is looking to team up with David Fincher for his long-overdue assassin drama ‘The Killer’.

Fincher has been attached to the project since 2007, which initially had Brad Pitt circling, when Paramount Pictures set up the adaptation of the French novel. After working with Fincher for ‘Mank’, Netflix has now taken over the production which is due to commence in September.

The adaptation will be written by ‘Se7en’ and ‘Fight Club’ scribe Andrew Kevin Walker. The graphic novel was originally penned by Matz and Luc Jacamon and was first published in 1998.

Fassbender will take on the lead as an assassin who begins to psychologically crack as he develops a conscience, even while his clients continue to demand his skills.

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Over the past couple of years, Fassbender has been keeping a low profile and was last seen in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’. He will be returning Taika Waititi’s football picture, ‘Next Goal Wins’ alongside Elisbeth Moss.

Fincher’s previous works include Netflix feature ‘Mank’ which is expected to walk home with a number of awards this year. Before that he took the helm on ‘Gone Girl’ in 2014.