Avary, Gaiman tapped to adapt graphic novel
producer Kevin Messick are developing the project that’s based on Charles Burns’ graphic novel. Burns wrote and illustrated the 12-issue series that became the graphic novel over a 10-year period. Story kicks off when a sexually transmitted “bug” is passed from teenager to teenager. Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman were tapped to adapt the screenplay in March 2006. Alexandre Aja was previously attached to direct. Fincher has become a go-to director for Par. He most recently helmed “Zodiac” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” for the studio, with the latter awaiting release by Par. He also a number of other projects in development with the studio including “Torso” and “The Killer.”
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