The first full length trailer for David Fincher and Charlize Theron‘s “MINDHUNTER’ is here. Netflix dropped the trailer last night on youtube and it has already racked up over 1 million views. That’s pretty impressive when you take into account that the only recognizable IP behind the series is a book from 1995. The series is produced by the prolific David Fincher and biggest badass in the business Charlize Theron. The show focuses on the processes FBI investigators use to attempt to understand the minds behind some of the most heinous serial killers the country has ever seen. This subject matter seems to be directly in Fincher’s wheelhouse seeing as some of his most classic films (Seven, Zodiac) have centered around this subject matter in one way or another. Theron is serving as Co-Executive producer on the project which has already been renewed for a second season. We’ve attached the official trailer and the full synopsis for the ‘MINDHUNTER‘ book below.
“During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims’ peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer’s and the victim’s actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves. Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases — and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.” Via Pocket Books.