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Rick Famuyiwa to Direct Adaptation of STD Horror Story ‘Black Hole’

Jason McDonald

There have been a few horror movies over the years that have used the terror of STDs as the basis for their plot, but one that has struggled to get off the ground as the adaptation of the horror graphic novel “Black Hole.”  Now the project is up on its feet again with a new director and a new shot at life.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that director Rick Famuyiwa has signed on to write and direct the adaptation of graphic novel “Black Hole” for Plan B and New Regency. Here’s how THR describes “Black Hole”  . . .

Set in the Pacific Northwest during the 1970s, Black 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, turning the teens into something else, the community is left to deal with the fallout.

The novel was originally written and illustrated by Charles Burns.  Famuyiwa last directed the critically acclaimed “Dope” in 2015.

Black Hole cover



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