David Fincher to remake C4's Utopia for HBO

News Louisa Mellor 13 Feb 2014 - 07:50

A US remake of Dennis Kelly's Utopia is on its way, with director David Fincher and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn at the helm...

Utopia, currently in production on series two, will return to Channel 4 later this year. Wait a little longer, and like Broadchurch before it, the series will also have a US twin. It's been that announced Fight Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo's David Fincher will be continuing his collaboration with Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn to produce a remake for HBO.

If Channel 4's Utopia was going to end up anywhere on US TV, then HBO is the place. Depending on how faithful a remake the Fincher/Flynn version of the 2013 series will be, there are a handful of scenes that the networks might find very difficult to swallow.

The premise of the series, which follows a group of conspiracy theorists brought together by a catastrophe-prophecying graphic novel, is no easy swallow either. As the six-part drama progressed on Channel 4, it posed complex moral questions about utilitarianism and overpopulation, offering no simple answers.

Utopia's idiosyncratic style, from director Marc Munden, was a key part of the first series' identity. Will David Fincher's direction achieve the same arresting effect? More news as it arrives.

Read more about Utopia on Den of Geek, here.

The Hollywood Reporter

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