David Fincher Catches Mutant STD From Charles Burns

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Director David Fincher is going to direct Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, based on a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, which is a creepy quartet in itself. If you haven't picked it up by now, Burns' black-ink heavy story deals with a group of teenagers who catch a bizarre STD called The Bug, which causes extreme physical mutations. Eventually the kids become outcasts, creating their own small societies at the fringes of cities and towns. This sounds intriguing, although hopefully the end result will fare a bit better than Beowulf, which Avary and Gaiman also collaborated on the script for. We're also interested to see what The Finch does with Rendezvous with Rama, which he's also directing. [Hollywood Reporter]


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Chris Braak

I cannot argue against Fincher's capacity as a director. His is definitely a name that will draw me into the theatre, and there aren't many directors that will do that.