Is David Fincher's Black Hole movie back on?

With the financial success of World War Z and 12 Years a Slave getting all the critical buzz, Brad Pitt's studio Plan B now has oodles of cash and a lot of leg room to get the rest of their slate done. And gloryosky, that could mean the return of David Fincher's adaptation of the fantastic graphic novel Black Hole. » 10/03/13 3:37pm 10/03/13 3:37pm

Sailor Twain: The Haunting Tale of the Hudson River Mermaid

David Foster Wallace once wrote that "Every love story is a ghost story." Which sounds awfully pretentious, until you come across a book like Mark Siegel's graphic novel Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson and you realize just how intertwined the two genres really can be. It's a tale of lust, desire and lost… » 10/02/12 7:00am 10/02/12 7:00am

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Gets Graphic

Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up of Jane Austin's novel of manners with a zombie plague is about to get a comics treatment. Del Rey has announced that writer Tony Lee and artist Cliff Richards will adapt Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as a graphic novel, so we'll finally get to see precisely how one practices the Deadly… » 7/30/09 12:08pm 7/30/09 12:08pm

Will The Surrogates Be The Next Blade Runner?

Surrogates » 11/11/08 1:00pm 11/11/08 1:00pm, the Bruce Willis cyber-avatar movie coming next fall, is "cool and sort of -ish," says producer Elizabeth Banks, star of . And the tale of a future where people stay home and their robot "surrogates" go out into the world could actually turn into a trilogy. Graphic novel writer Robert Vendetti is working…

Cultural References You Need to Know Before Experiencing Watchmen

Zack Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen » 10/09/08 8:00am 10/09/08 8:00am will attempt to simulate the look and detailed feel of the graphic novel, but where did that look and feel originate? The multilayered original comic book by Alan Moore and collaborator Dave Gibbons is packed with references to everything from British scifi TV to Mayan death gods.…

io9 Talks to Jason McNamara About Martian Outlaws and Pop Culture Gods

In the year 3535, Mars is in pretty bad shape. Its proud past as a vacation spot for the rich and famous long forgotten, stripped of its natural resources, the red planet has become a home for - as Cher would say - gypsies, tramps and thieves who think that our pop culture is their real history. That's the background… » 5/09/08 10:00am 5/09/08 10:00am

David Fincher Catches Mutant STD From Charles Burns

Director David Fincher is going to direct Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, based on a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, which is a creepy quartet in itself. If you haven't picked it up by now, Burns' black-ink heavy story deals with a group of teenagers who catch a bizarre STD called The Bug, which… » 2/21/08 11:00am 2/21/08 11:00am

io9 Analyzes Three Leaked Scripts for Watchmen

While Director Zack Snyder is working away feverishly to complete his live-action adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal Watchmen graphic novel, we decided to take a look at the three versions of the film's script floating around on the etherwebs. This project has had several stalled-out development attempts since 1986,… » 1/03/08 10:45am 1/03/08 10:45am