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Fox Animation Adopts 'Pet Black Hole'

Hollywood producers are always on the lookout for the Next Big Thing, so it's not that unusual for a book, comic or game to be optioned before it is even released. That's just what happened with The Care And Feeding Of A Pet Black Hole from author Michelle Cuevas.

The rights have been snapped up for a Fox Animation production, with Matt Reeves (director of Cloverfield and the upcoming War For Planet Of The Apes and Batman movies) on board as a producer.

The book, set for release this September features an 11-year-old girl who visits NASA only to be followed home by- you guessed it- a Black Hole. The black hole lives in her house as a pet, but begins to eat everything he touches: " including the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her, the   smelly class hamster she’s taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around."

Fox previously also optioned the author's earlier book Confessions Of An Imaginary Friend.

If the film stays true to that premise, it sounds like it could be a mix of chaotic fun and some more emotional material. An animated movie centring around a science loving girl also sounds like something we can get behind. We're also getting some serious How To Train Your Dragon vibes here. 

It's in the very early development stages so we may not have more concrete details for some time. Nonetheless, it sounds like a project we'll be keeping an eye on.