David Fincher, Ben Affleck and writer Gillian Flynn must have had a great time working together on Gone Girl, as THR reports they’re reuniting for a new movie – a remake of the classic Strangers On A Train.
Hitchcock’s 1951 movie – which was based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel – starred Farley Granger as a pro-tennis player who meets a man on a train and they realise they may have the perfect way to help one another – each wants another person dead, so if they kill each other’s victims it’ll make it far harder for the police to catch them.
However when the tennis player has second thoughts, he not only has to deal with being the number one suspect in the murder his fellow conspirator did commit, but also the fact the other man is mad and rather dangerous.
It’s suggested the new version will update the story somewhat, but Affleck will play someone loosely based on the tennis player. Flynn will write the script with Fincher down to direct. It’s not clear when it might shoot.