Black Hole Adaptation Gets Dope Director


After his indie film Dope took Sundance by storm back in 2015, Rick Famuyiwa quickly became a filmmaker in demand and yet we are still waiting for the project that will finally make him a household name. He was attached to direct The Flash for Warner Brothers but dropped out in 2016 due to creative differences. He currently has Son of Shaolin set up at Sony with Dwayne Johnson on board as a producer and he just landed a deal with Netflix for the vigilante superhero film Past Midnight starring Keanu Reeves. But most interesting of all, now he is about to take on a long-gestating adaptation of the Charles Burns graphic novel Black Hole. Hit the jump for more details.

According to THR, Rick Famuyiwa has signed on to write and direct Black Hole for New Regency and Plan B. Based on the award-winning graphic novel by Charles Burns, the story is set in the Pacific Northwest during the 1970s and revolves around a group of high schoolers who contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease known as “the Bug.” The Bug causes bizarre physical mutations, prompting many of the teens to become social outcasts who run away from home and live in the woods.

The movie has been in development for many years now with David Fincher previously attached off and on over the past decade. Before that Alexandre Aja was supposed to direct from a script by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. Famuyiwa has some experience with coming of age stories but he hasn’t done anything in the realm of horror as of yet so it will be interesting to see if he can pull this off. Are you looking forward to a Black Hole movie?

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  • Lori Cerny

    Sounds kinda interesting. It does remind me of another movie, but can’t think of the title right now.

    I’d like to see an awesome new take on The Blob.

  • Tommy

    This thing’s never getting made.