Coming out this Friday, March 2, Zodiac is a psychological thriller about a real-life San Francisco serial killer who called himself the Zodiac. In the still-unsolved case, the Zodiac killer taunted police and journalists in the '60s and '70s by sending letters and cryptograms to the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr., the film follows the investigators and reporters who became obsessed with this killer-turned-media phenomena.
The film is already being lauded for its detailed adherence to the true story, with the filmmakers largely avoiding dramatization. The result looks like a movie with some tedious parts but with even more that are eerily realistic. Zodiac is directed by David Fincher, who already has hair-raising successes Seven and Fight Club under his belt.
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