David Fincher Adapting UTOPIA for HBO

David Fincher is adapting the UK TV show Utopia with Gillian Flynn, writer of Gone Girl. Utopia is described as a conspiracy thriller with some extra geekyness peppered in.

Via Variety: Utopia revolves around the drama that ensues when die-hard fans of an iconic graphic novel suddenly learn that the author has secretly written a sequel. The hunt for the manuscript becomes a thriller in itself as the meaning of the book is slowly revealed.

Seeing a novelist like Flynn make the jump to screenwriting is a pretty rare thing. Let's hope she’s able to keep what’s so interesting about the original in the American adaptation.

The Fincher produced House of Cards has been wildly successful on Netflix. I’m kinda disappointed that Netflix is not distributing Utopia too, as it would seem to be the perfect audience.

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