admin On marzo - 2 - 2011

In 2006 Neil Gaiman revealed he’d been working on the screenplay of “Black Hole”, in collaboration with Roger Avary (“Pulp Fiction” co-writer), and that David Fincher would have been the director of the movie itself, inspired by the 12-issue comic that followed teenagers, written by Charles Burns,
brad Pitt was told to be the producer of the project.
But, unfortunately, in 2008 the third heroes of cinema removed their names in the productions-directing scores, because of some other own projects (for example Fincher’s “The Social Network” and next “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trilogy).

Black Hole”, written and illustrated too by Burns, was published by Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics, and dealing in the story with the aftermaths of a sexually transmitted disease wich causes strange mutations in young people, and set in the ‘70s Seattle.
Published in limited series between 195 and 2002, with a second publication lacking of many pages showing some characters’ faces, was about four friends, Chris, Rob, Keith and Eliza, mixing their personal stories as the contract the disease.
From some kind of horror (based probably on “Halloween” and “The Last House On The Left”) and science fiction story, going from being an adult comic series to an educative one, Burns revealed that the mutations would have been read as a metaphor for adolence, sexual awakening an transition into adulthood too.

Director Rupert Sanders released only a short live-action adaptation Of Burns’s comic issue, featuring actors Chris Marquette, Whitney Able, Nate Mooney and Noel Fisher.
Will it be the today’s never-ending-story in comic-adaptation at cinema?
Hoping that this masterpiece would not be forgot by fiction world!

by Ilaria Rebecchi

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