Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn, Ben Affleck and David Fincher back together for ‘Strangers on a Train’ remake
If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, and if the success of “Gone Girl” has proved anything, it’s that author Gillian Flynn, actor Ben Affleck and director David Fincher can make one hell of a thriller.
The trio will work together again on a remake of ‘Strangers on a Train,’ but it’s a loosely based remake at best so far. The studio is keeping most of the plot details a secret at the moment, but we do know that Gillian Flynn is writing the script for the new project with Fincher set to Direct. The new story focuses on a shining movie-star, who is traveling while promoting the studios’ latest film with dreams of an Oscar, when the private plane breaks down and a wealthy stranger offers a ride.
Like we said, so far it seems to be a loosely based remake of the Alfred Hitchcock directed film, which originally involved two strangers (on a train) who talk about the perfect crime of exchanging murders. Farley Granger, Robert Walker and Ruth Roman starred in the original. Affleck is set to produce the film through Pearl Street while Jon Berg will oversee the project.