Fincher fills 'Black Hole' Par opening


David Fincher is attached to direct the horror romance "Black Hole" for Paramount/MTV Films.

Plan B Entertainment and Kevin Messick are producing the film. Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman are adapting the screenplay.

Based on a graphic novel by Charlie Burns, the story revolves around a group of high school students whose lives are drastically altered when they come in contact with a sexually transmitted disease called the "teen plague" or "the bug."

Fincher ("Zodiac") just wrapped "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for Paramount. He also has "Torso," "The Devil in the White City" and "The Killer" in development at the studio.

He is repped by CAA and attorney Craig Jacobson.

Carly Mayberry reported from Los Angeles; Carolyn Giardina reported from Rancho Mirage, Calif.