David Fincher to Direct ‘Black Hole’
I’ve been a fan of director David Fincher since he used to direct music videos. His visual style has always been very interesting to me and many of his films, particularly Se7en and Fight Club, rank among my all-time favorites. So, when Fincher decides to sign-on to a new film, as he just did today, I start to get very happy.
Fincher’s latest film, according to the Hollywood Reporter, will be the sexual thriller Black Hole, based on the graphic novel by Charlie Burns. This story follows a group of High-School students whose lives are dramatically altered when they come into contact with a sexually-transmitted disease known as "the teen plague." Then, while they try to deal with the social stigma and physical effects of the disease, that’s when the murders start.
Not only will Fincher be handling the directing chores, which already makes this a must-see movie for me, but the graphic novel will be adapted for the screen by two of the most-talented writers working today: Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman.
Fincher is currently wrapping up his next release The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, but there’s no word yet if Black Hole will be his next film or if it will be one of the others he currently has in development including Torso (based on Brien Bendis’ graphic novel), The Devil in the White City and The Killer.