Published Jun 28, 2011We've been hearing about Trent Reznor's plan to turn the Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero into a dystopian TV show ever since 2007, and we still don't know when we'll see the program on the small screen. Well, that may soon change, since the show just got a writer.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the script will be penned by Jim Uhls, who is most famous for adapting the novel Fight Club for a 1999 movie. If Year Zero can capture the same unsettling genius as that film did, we're all in for a hell of a treat. However, Uhls also co-wrote the admittedly less than awesome Jumper.
Year Zero is slated to be a miniseries. Set in the year 2022, the sci-fi program is being produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for HBO. Despite its bleak subject matter -- an oppressive future government -- we called the original album "surprisingly upbeat" with "songs that riff on everyone from David Bowie to Prince."
Last year, Reznor said that the TV show was being penned by Carnivàle mastermind Daniel Knauf. Hopefully with Uhls on board, this show will finally get underway.