The Hollywood Reporter
The last couple of times David Fincher and Brad Pitt joined forces, the results were two of the very best films of the 1990s: Se7en and Fight Club. Needless to say, the thought of these two Hollywood titans getting together again is incredibly exciting, and another collaboration is indeed on its way.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that Pitt’s company, Plan B Entertainment, will be producing a feature film adaptation of Charles Burns’ graphic novel Black Hole, which David Fincher will direct. Fincher’s been linked to the project since 2008, and it seems the wait is finally almost over.
For now Pitt is only attached to produce, and there’s no word on whether he’ll be appearing in the film.
Check out the synopsis of the graphic novel below to get an idea of what you can expect!
Graphic Novel Synopsis
The setting: suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways — from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) — but once you’ve got it, that’s it. There’s no turning back.
As we inhabit the heads of several key characters — some kids who have it, some who don’t, some who are about to get it — what unfolds isn’t the expected battle to fight the plague or bring heightened awareness to it or even to treat it. What we become witness to instead is a fascinating and eerie portrait of the nature of high school alienation itself — the savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety and ennui, the longing for escape. And then the murders start.
As hypnotically beautiful as it is horrifying, Black Hole transcends its genre by deftly exploring a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it — back when it wasn’t exactly cool to be a hippie anymore, but Bowie was still just a little too weird. To say nothing of sprouting horns and molting your skin…
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