“This will be a strong IP”: Hideo Kojima Pushes David Fincher for The Killer Sequel Despite Netflix Cancelling His Mindhunter for Absurd Reason

With David Fincher's The Killer opening to rave reviews, Hideo Kojima pushes for its expansion

Hideo Kojima Pushes David Fincher for The Killer Sequel Despite Netflix Cancelling His Mindhunter for Absurd Reason


  • David Fincher excels with his CBM, The Killer.
  • The Killer is a perfect Kickstarter for a strong franchise per Hideo Kojima.
  • Fincher's previous acclaimed collaboration with Netflix was canceled after two seasons.

With Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon becoming a critical hit and Ridley Scott’s Napolean gradually approaching its release, the latter half of 2023 is also turning out to be a doozy for films. And things keep on getting better, as David FIncher’s new thriller. The Killer, too opens to rave reviews, even impressing Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima.

While most comic book movies are having a hard time this year, Fincher has hit it out of the park with his CBM, leaving fans and Kojima eager for some more of The Killer.

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Hideo Kojima | Kojima Productions HQ
Hideo Kojima | Kojima Productions HQ

David Fincher’s The Killer Is a Perfect Kickstarter for a Strong Franchise Said Hideo Kojima

Based on Alexis Nolent’s French comic book series, David Fincher‘s The Killer follows a nameless assassin, played by Michael Fassbender, who triumphs in the role. And following Fassbender’s excellence in addition to Fincher’s brilliant direction, Hideo Kojima, who highly recommended this film to the fans, states, “This will be a strong IP. Will it become a series?”.

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While time will tell whether a sequel to Ther Killer gets greenlit or not, things haven’t always been smooth between Fincher and Netflix, as his previous Netflix show was halted after two seasons.

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David Fincher's The Killer
David Fincher’s The Killer

David Fincher Holds No Grudges Against Netflix for Cancelling Mindhunter

Before helming the direction for The Killer, David Fincher’s acclaimed thriller Mindhunter, which ran for two seasons, was put to ground as it failed to pull in the numbers to justify its budget. However, the Seven filmmaker doesn’t hold any grudge against the platform, as the director explained that he understood the reasoning behind the step, stating that the series was always at risk. He further sang praises about the streaming service for giving him creative freedom with the series and is grateful for getting to adapt Alexis Nolent’s acclaimed work. He told Forbes:


“I don’t blame them, they took risks to get the show off the ground, gave me the means to do Mank the way I wanted to do it and they allowed me to venture down new paths with The Killer. It’s a blessing to be able to work with people who are capable of boldness. The day our desires are not the same, we have to be honest about parting ways.”

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Considering the film is based on Alexis Nolent’s successful comic book run, it only makes sense for Netflix to expand its universe, as The Killer is becoming a huge hit among fans and critics.

The Killer is available to stream on Netflix.


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