David Fincher signs onto Black Hole

…Not a remake of the 1979 sci-fi crapfest, the Charles Burns graphic novel about teens whose "lives are drastically altered when they come in contact with a sexually transmitted disease called ‘the teen plague’ or ‘the bug,’" according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "bug" leaves those infected with it physically mutated, often hideously so.

Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman began work on the screenplay a while back, after finishing the screenplay for Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf, when Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes remake) was previously attached. Aja is currently in production on Mirrors, a horror film for New Regency Pictures. (Paramount Pictures and MTV Films hold the rights to Black Hole.)

Fincher, whose The Curious Case of Benjamin Button just wrapped and is set for a December 19, 2008, release, is also attached to a slew of adaptations, including the non-fiction bestseller The Devil in the White City, the comics Torso (by Brian Bendis) and The Killer, and the long-trapped-in-development-Hell Rendezvous with Rama.

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 18:59 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Pete
    on 2008-02-20 at 19:25

    Just read the book recently, it’s exciting to think of it in Fincher’s hands. But it probably won’t be for a few years.

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-02-20 at 19:32

    Yeah, I’m not holding my breath for this one to get made anytime soon.

    AICN interviewed him recently and he had this to say about his next project:

    Quint: I think that’s pretty good. Is that (referring to Torso) what you are aiming for to be your next project post strike?

    David Fincher: Oh I don’t know. It’d be great, but I’ve got a lot of stuff I’m looking at and you just never know what’s going to take flight, because it’s an odd alchemy, trying to put a movie together, because it’s not just about people’s schedules. It’s also about regime changes at studios and people get weird like “We’re not making these kinds of movies anymore…” “No characters with facial hair…” (laughs)

  3. Written by Pete
    on 2008-02-21 at 08:01

    Even if it is his next project, it could take years. But I guess it’s better that he works like that.

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