[Movies] David Fincher To Direct And Gillian Flynn To Make Utopia For HBO
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.13.2014
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Coming Soon reports that David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will team up once again (after Gone Girl, which will be released on October 3) for HBO's upcoming miniseries Utopia, based on the UK series of the same name.
Here's a synopsis of the original series, which is preparing to debut a new season: Five online strangers end up being drawn together by the legendary manuscript of a cult graphic novel and they end up being pursued by a secret and deadly organization known only as The Network. The online comic book forum agree to meet after gaining possession of the original manuscript for the cult graphic novel 'The Utopia Experiments'. Three of the forum members meet in the pub while another ends up being confronted and killed by two Network henchmen. The only witness to the murder is 11-year-old Grant and after he flees with the manuscript, the henchmen attempt to catch him.
The series has been given a full series order. Fincher will direct the pilot and Flynn will write the screenplay. Both will executive produce with Joshua Donen, Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Bernstein and the show's original creator, Dennis Kelly.