Famuyiwa To Helm “Black Hole” Adaptation

“Dope” and “Confirmation” director Rick Famuyiwa has signed on to write and direct a film adaptation of Charles Burns’ iconic graphic novel “Black Hole” for New Regency and Plan B. Arnon Milchan will produce.

Set in the Pacific Northwest during the 1970s, Hole follows a group of high schoolers who contract a mysterious, apparently sexually transmitted disease known as ‘The Bug’. As the syndrome causes physical mutations, it turns the teens into something else and the community is left to deal with the fallout.

The twelve-issue story was told over a ten year period and was then was collected into graphic novel form in 2005 with the work winning multiple awards. The likes of David Fincher, Neil Gaiman, Roger Avery and Alexandre Aja have all been attached to adapt or direct previous versions that didn’t get going.

Source: Heat Vision