Channel 4’s dark and disturbing near-future conspiracy drama Utopia is getting a high-profile remake at HBO.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gone Girl duo David Fincher and Gillian Flynn will be executive producing and writing respectively.
Though Fincher has undergone a TV renaissance with Netflix’s critically acclaimed House Of Cards remake, his work with Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo proves him a deft hand with this sort of threatening and disorientating subject matter.
Only one question remains: how likely is it that the school shooting sub-plot will make it onto US TV?
If anyone could do it, it’s surely Fincher and HBO. Neither have shied away from violence and controversial subject matter in the past…