David Fincher has taken over directorial duties from Alexandre Aja on the Charles Burns' novel adaptation 'Black Hole'. After finishing up with Paramounts' 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Butter' and 'Zodiac', Fincher is also working on 'Torso' and 'The Killer' remake.
Brad Pitt's production shingle Plan B and producer Kevin Messick have been developing the new project, based on the 12-issue graphic novel by Burns.
Plot Concept: Set in the suburbs of Seattle during the mid-1970s the book follows a group of mostly middle class teenagers who over the summer contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease known as "the Bug" or "the teen plague", which causes them to develop bizarre physical mutations, turning them into social outcasts. Several teens with the bug find seclusion at "The Pit", an encampment in the woods outside of town. Later some of the characters move to a tract house while its owners are on vacation. Burns has said that the mutations can be read as a metaphor for adolescence, sexual awakening and the transition into adulthood.