While Gone Girl, director David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller, hits theaters October 3, both talents are already gearing up to re-team for an HBO miniseries, “Utopia,” to be based on the recent UK series of the same name. The original series, itself gearing up for a new season, is officially described as follows:
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.
“Utopia” has been picked up for a full series order with Fincher attached to direct the pilot and Flynn providing the screenplay. Both will also executive produce alongside Joshua Donen, Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Bernstein and the show’s original creator, Dennis Kelly.