Director: David Fincher
Screenwriter: James Vanderbilt
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch, Richmond Arquette, Bob Stephenson/ John Lacy/ Chloe Sevigny/ Ed Setrakian/ John Getz/ John Terry/ Candy Clark/ Elias Koteas
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Crime / Suspense / History
Region: United States
Released: 2007-03-02 (USA)
Runtime: 157 minutes / 162 minutes (director’s cut)
Also known as: Killing Zodiac (Taiwan) / Killing Mysteries (Hong Kong) / Killing Zodiac / Killing Zodiac / Zodiac Killer
Rating: IMDB 7.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 90%
In the 1970s, a murderer who claimed to be “Zodiac” appeared in San Francisco. After the murder, he sent a letter to the media, leaving passwords and clues, and provoked the police. The stalemate, the police gradually helpless. The serial killings also attracted the attention of reporters Robert (Jack Grannhal) and Paul (Robert Downey Jr.) of the “San Francisco Chronicle”. With their help, they began to investigate this series of serial murders. While fighting bravely with the “Zodiac” killer, their personal lives also faced great challenges.
“Zodiac” is a crime thriller film released in 2007, directed by David Fincher and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. The movie is based on the true story of the Zodiac Killer, a notorious serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The story follows the investigation into the Zodiac Killer’s crimes by cartoonist Robert Graysmith (played by Gyllenhaal) and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Paul Avery (played by Downey Jr.), as well as the efforts of detectives Dave Toschi (played by Ruffalo) and Bill Armstrong (played by Anthony Edwards) to track down the killer.
The film received critical acclaim for its stylish direction, atmospheric score, and strong performances, particularly from Gyllenhaal and Ruffalo. However, it was a commercial disappointment, grossing just over $84 million worldwide. Despite this, the movie has since become a cult classic and is regarded as one of the best films of Fincher’s career.