Between 1968 and 1983, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
“Zodiac” is a crime thriller movie directed by David Fincher and released in 2007. The movie is based on the true story of the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The movie follows Robert Graysmith (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle who becomes obsessed with the case and begins his own investigation. He teams up with reporter Paul Avery (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and Inspector David Toschi (played by Mark Ruffalo) to try to solve the mystery of the killer’s identity.
The movie received critical acclaim for its direction, performances, and accuracy in depicting the events of the case. However, it was not a commercial success, grossing just $84 million against a $65 million budget.
Overall, “Zodiac” is a gripping and intense movie that is well worth watching for fans of the crime thriller genre.