|Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 12:30 am: |
I haven't seen a thread about this, but both of the current issues of Premiere (Mark Wahlberg on the cover) and Esquire (Robert Downey, Jr. on the cover) have features about the Zodiac movie.
In Premiere, there's an interview with Fincher about the film and how successful it might be in comparison to his other films. Fincher also mentions that the movie is about investigation and obsession. Although, he says (possible spoiler), the protagonists are "resolute in their belief that they found their man." The article closes with Fincher saying, "Ultimately the movie isn't about knowing. It's about belief."
In Esquire, there's a long interview with Robert Downey, Jr. which touches on his work in "Zodiac" as well as an interview with Fincher about the film. In the Fincher article, one interesting factoid is that the director says 4 different actors play the Zodiac during the murder scenes because witness descriptions varied so much. Fincher also calls the Zodiac an underachiever as a murderer though one with a great marketing campaign. One key quote from Fincher: "There are terrible fallouts from these murders, and it didn't seem right to turn it into a video game and put the audience in the stalker's head. We're responsible to the people."
Also, on a bit of a side note, the Downey cover story is hilarious and well worth the read.