Comic-Con 2020: ‘Utopia’ Trailer Reveals Comic Book Conspiracy Series With Sasha Lane, John Cusack, & Jessica Rothe

Following the success of Gone Girl, author Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher tried to work that magic a second time. They looked to a remake of British series, Utopia, with Fincher’s The Social Network and ‘Dragon Tattoo‘ star Rooney Mara in the lead. But HBO wanted to get out of the Fincher business, and so they did. The project was left in limbo until Amazon came along and rescued it. Flynn is still involved, but Fincher and Mara are lone gone.

And now the trailer for Utopia is here, ahead of its debut this fall. The series is based on exec-producer Dennis Kelly’s series about fans of a cult graphic novel known as “The Utopia Experiments” that has somehow been able to predict future disasters. When they discover the author’s sequel and set out to prevent the next calamity, they are suddenly pursued by a mysterious organization known as “The Network”.

The cast Flynn has put together includes American Honey breakout Sasha Lane, Rainn Wilson, Dan Byrd, Ashleigh LaThrop, Christopher Denham,  Gotham‘s Cory Michael Smith, Desmin Borges, John Cusack, and Happy Death Day‘s Jessica Rothe.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.