July 27, 2016  
Home > News > TV

David Fincher and 'Gone Girl' Author Gillian Flynn Team Up for HBO's 'Utopia'

February 13, 2014 (8:15 am) GMT
'The Social Network' helmer Fincher will direct the remake of the British conspiracy thriller, while Flynn will pen the script.

HBO has appointed David Fincher and Gillian Flynn to produce a remake to British conspiracy thriller "". Fincher will direct and executive produce the adaptation project with the script written by "Gone Girl" author Flynn.

The drama revolves around "the die-hard fans of an iconic, underground graphic novel" who "are suddenly launched into their own pop-culture thriller when they learn that the author has secretly written a sequel. Unfortunately, the new manuscript is much more than just a book and those on the hunt for it suddenly find themselves in a game of shifting loyalties, conspiracy and shocking twists as the true meaning of the book is slowly revealed."

Joshua Donen, Dennis Kelly, Jane Featherstone and Carolyn G. Bernstein are also on board as executive producers, while Flynn works on the project as part of an overall deal she has signed with HBO.

The original six-episode "Utopia" debuted on Channel 4 in January 2013. It has been picked up for a second season to launch later this year.

Fincher recently found success with Netflix's "", for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He has been nominated at numerous awards shows for his movies, including "", "" and "". He's currently serving behind the lens for "" movie based on Flynn's novel of the same title.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Watch: Elizabeth Banks, Idina Menzel and More Stars Cover 'Fight Song' for Hillary Clinton
  2. 'Suicide Squad' Director Addresses Joker Fan Theory
  3. Blac Chyna Gets Love From Kim While Attending a Kardashian Family Event Sans Rob
  4. Khloe Kardashian Slams Donald Trump as Elizabeth Banks Likens Him to 'Hunger Games' Character
  5. Not a Wise Spender, Kylie Jenner Is Reportedly Nearly Broke
  6. 'Suicide Squad' Star Ike Barinholtz Welcomes Second Baby With Wife
  7. T.J. Miller Parties Hard in First 'Office Christmas Party' Trailer
  8. Watch Stephen Colbert Crash and Get Kicked Off DNC Stage During 'Hunger Games' Spoof