Dope Director Rick Famuyiwa Looks Set To Write And Direct The Black Hole Movie

Rick Famuyiwa has been hired by Plan B and New Regency to write and direct a movie adaptation of Charles Burns’ graphic novel, Black Hole.

People have already taken a stab at adapting Charles Burns’ critically acclaimed graphic novel, Black Hole. Back in 2005, it was reported that French director Alexandre Aja would adapt the novel and then in 2006 it was rumoured that Neil Gaiman and Pulp Fiction co-writer Roger Avary would write the script, but that never came to fruition. In 2008 it was reported that Paramount Pictures were going to get David Fincher to direct the film. Anyway, the bottom line is that the movie adaptation of Black Hole has been bandied around Hollywood for quite some time.

According to Variety, the latest name to be attached to the project is Dope’s director, Rick Famuyiwa, who’ll be both writing the script and directing the picture. Famuyiwa’s already been involved in something of a production nightmare with DC Comics and Warner Bros’ upcoming Flash movie which he was attached to write and direct until he left due to ‘creative differences’. Hopefully, for his sake, he’ll actually get to make this movie.

Some of the artwork from Charles Burns' Black Hole

Some of the artwork from Charles Burns’ Black Hole

Burns’ Black Hole is often referred to as a ‘fantasy thriller’. It’s set in Seattle in the 1970s in which teenagers are being plagued by a sexually transmitted disease which causes them to undergo horrific mutations. It does sound like a fantastic premise for a movie and could offer Famuyiwa a chance to flex his writing and directorial muscles.

Do you like the sound of this movie adaptation of Black Hole? Have you read the graphic novel? Let us know in the comments below.

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