Speaking at the Série Series festival last week, director Marc Munden and producer Rebekah Wray-Rogers revealed that HBO had snapped up to the American rights to their Channel 4 series "Utopia," and that Fincher is interested in producing the remake. The show -- which aired its first season earlier in the year, and has already been renewed for a second -- follows a group of people who have their hands on a cult graphic novel called "The Utopia Experiments" that seems to have predicted no shortage of disasters. An organization only known as The Network tries to hunt them down as the group tries to prevent the next disaster predicted in the pages of manuscript from happening.
Now, it should be made clear that nothing formal is signed and this might not happen at all, but Fincher kicking the tires at leasts suggests this could be a pretty high pedigree redo. Certainly, the original creators are aiming high, as they want to get Rian Johnson to write the script (seems like a more of a wish than anything else), so we'll see where it all lands. So, just keep it in the back of your mind as a possibility for now.
Has anyone out there watched "Utopia"? Is this something Fincher could make his mark on? [Daily Mars]