Earl Brooks, a highly respected businessman, has a terrible secret: he’s a serial killer. He struggles to keep his urge to kill under control, but during his latest killing, he is seen and photographed…
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Evans' original instinct to pitch this as a TV series was proven correct, given the success of "Dexter" which had premiered exactly 8 months earlier. Indeed, Earl Brooks could have been Dexter's kindred spirit like the Trinity Killer or Isaak Sirko. The fledgling first 120 min of "Dexter" is the level that "Mr. Brooks" is at. Casting it like "That Obscure Object of Desire" would have been more interesting though.
Allegedly, it has intended to extend into a trilogy, but I'll venture to say it would look even better as a TV series. Even as a single movie, the potential is apparent, but it could have reached highter than what it achieved.