David Fincher Back on Big Screen Version of Black Hole

By on October 5, 2013


According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, the Charles Burns’ comic series “Black Hole” is finally heading to the big screen after spending several years in Hollywood limbo. The film project was initially announced a few years ago when David Fincher signed on to the adaptation. It was supposed to come from MTV films with author Neil Gaiman and Rover Avary penning the screenplay, however the film never materialized.

Fincher is back on the project and the film will be made under Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company. The comic is described as follows:

The setting is Seattle during the ’70’s. A sexual disease, the ‘bug,’ is spreading among teenagers. Those who get it develop bizarre mutations – sometimes subtle. Story follows two teens, Keith & Chris as they get the bug. Their dreams and hallucinations – made of deeply disturbing symbolism merging sexuality and sickness – are a key part of the tale!

“Black Hole” was published as a 12-issue comic book limited series between 1995 and 2005. The first four issues were released by Kitchen Sink Press; after Kitchen Sink went out of business, Fantagraphics republished the first four issues and the remaining eight. A compiled hardcover volume was released by Pantheon Books in 2005. This collected edition, however, lacks many pages that were included in the first publication – the ones that showed some characters’ faces. These pages are considered by some critics to be essential.

There is currently no word yet on casting or an estimated release date. There is also no official word when it will go into production.

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