Written by David Morgan
Graphic novels seem to be the item of the day. First The Boys, then Akira, and now we can expect an adaptation of Charles Burns' Black Hole from director David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac). Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) have been working on the screenplay for nearly two years now, but originally Alexandre Aja (High Tension) was attached to direct. No reason has been cited for the Frenchman's departure, but the addition of Fincher means the film is in the hands of a seasoned veteran who has already more than proved himself in the past.
Burns' twelve-issue series that became a graphic novel "kicks off when a sexually transmitted 'bug' is passed from teenager to teenager" (Variety). Plan B and Kevin Messick are developing the project for Paramount and MTV.