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Is David Fincher's Black Hole movie back on?

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With the financial success of World War Z and 12 Years a Slave getting all the critical buzz, Brad Pitt's studio Plan B now has oodles of cash and a lot of leg room to get the rest of their slate done. And gloryosky, that could mean the return of David Fincher's adaptation of the fantastic graphic novel Black Hole.

The Hollywood Reporter's feature story is all about Plan B, and tucked away at the end of the article is a what's next update for the production company. And what's next is good:

The company now is moving forward with projects [...] and Black Hole, a project that teams Plan B with David Fincher and is adapted from the Charles Burns graphic novel about a virus that infects a group of kids living in the northwest, manifesting itself in strange, supernatural ways (one kid, for instance, develops a second mouth that always speaks the truth).


Commence TOTAL FREAK OUT. We had long thought the Black Hole movie to be dead, and this little drop-in line was completely and totally mentioned to drum up buzz. And buzz they shall receive. In fact the total annihilation of World War Z's plotline and the fan outrage that followed might be a GOOD thing for Black Hole. This graphic novel would be fairly complicated to get on the big screen, but Fincher has proved his worth time and time again with complimentary film takes on various novels. This would be ideal, simply ideal. Fingers crossed it goes through.

Image via photographer Max Oppenheim and prosthetic artist Bill Turpin via ChippKid.