The film, which has bounced around between various studios and producers, follows an FBI agent as he frantically tries to solve a string of gruesome murders. He seeks the help of an eccentric and reclusive doctor (Hopkins) who used to be one of the best in the business, but has retired and withdrawn from society after the tragic death of his daughter. The desperate detective convinces him to come out of retirement for one last case. Colin Farrell will be playing the serial killer who matches wits with him. The role of the detective has yet to be cast.