Trent Reznor has been developing his “Year Zero” album into an apocalyptic sci-fi HBO series for a couple years, and things are finally moving forward.
Based on the 2007 album by Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails, the concept recording criticizes the U.S. government — specifically the Bush years — and presents a dystopian vision of the year 2022. Reznor has already adapted the album into an alternate reality game. [THR]
When last we talked about it, Carnivale‘s Daniel Knauf was writing the pilot. No word on if he’s still involved, but HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions have hired a writer for the entire series: Jim Uhls. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for Fight Club, one of the few screenplays I thought turned out better than the book. He also wrote the screenplay for Jumper, which he should probably mention on his resume in 8 pt font underneath Fight Club in 30 pt font. Hopefully this HBO show will also be worthy of 30 pt font. You don’t want Trent Reznor disappointed in you. We heard he’s got a pretty hate machine. Don’t know what it does, but it sounds dangerous.