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Zodiac Man Trailer Focuses Not On the Killer But Rather the Man Who Investigated Him

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Back in 1971, Tom Hanson, the owner of a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, directed a film by the name of The Zodiac Killer. The intent of the film was to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer, who operated in Northern California from 1966 to 1969 and has five confirmed kills to his name, although that number might be as high as 28.

MidnightPix has announced that they are beginning production on the documentary Zodiac Man, a film that focuses on Hanson and the making of his film, which he believes got him a face-to-face encounter with the notorious serial killer.

From the official press release:
Directed by Tom Hanson, who owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. The plan didn’t work – although not for a lack of trying. During the theatrical run at the Golden Gate theater in San Francisco, Hanson constructed “traps” in the lobby to lure the killer from hiding. These included a hollowed-out ice cream freezer (nearly resulting in the suffocation of a Hanson associate hiding inside) and a motorcycle raffle – this time with another Hanson associate hiding beneath the motorcycle platform.

Hanson believes he came face-to-face with the Zodiac Killer in 1971 in the theater lobby and later during an unnerving confrontation with the suspect in the theater manager’s office.

The documentary, which is being directed and edited by Jeff Broadstreet, will feature new interviews with Hanson, film and TV producer Joseph Stern, Temple of Shlock editor Chris Poggiali, and more.

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