January 13, 2015

David Fincher Remaking Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN With Ben Affleck And Gillian Flynn

Deadline reports that director David Fincher has chosen his next project which is a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic thriller Strangers On A Train. Gone Girl's Gillian Flynn is in talks to write the remake's script.

Originally, the Hitchcock film was based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith but this new film will be updated to be more contemporary. Deadline seemingly has some details of the film which could see it likely retitled to Strangers On A Plane or the more simplistic Strangers.

A movie star–in the middle of a campaign for an Oscar during awards season–whose private plane breaks down and is given a ride to LA on another plane by a wealthy stranger.
Check out the original film's trailer below, I can already imagine Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scoring this. I'm sure the pair of composers will again sign-on to create the score.

This news comes only a day after the Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn talked about a developing a sequel.

Ben Affleck is said to be taking of the lead of the actor character. The film is at Warner Bros. which has been extremely friendly to Affleck projects. He'll also act as one of the producers with his banner Pearl Street that he runs with Matt Damon.

Strangers is now adding to Affleck's busy film schedule. He'll apparently make the film in-between Live By Night and his extensive shoot for Zack Snyder's Justice League. Deadline also states League will start it's massive production in the spring of 2016.

This could leave room in 2017 for Affleck to make his solo Batman film.


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