A few years ago David Fincher was attached to direct a big screen adaptation of Charles Burns' comic book series Black Hole. The project fell apart, but Fincher is now back on board and ready to take it on. The movie will be made under Brad Pitt's Plan B production company, and here's what it's about.
The setting is Seattle during the '70s. 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!This is what Fincher had to say about the project a couple years ago when he was developing it.
It’s a really great script by Dante Harper, so the hope is that will win out… It’s so weird. It’s so great, because it would be great to see. It’s a very tough… there’s make-up FX and digital FX that are expensive and to do it right, you gotta do it just right, because it has to challenge your idea of the human body.
Fincher is one of my favorite directors, and this seems like a great project for him to work on.