Fincher, Affleck, Flynn Re-Teaming To Remake 'Strangers on a Train'... on a Plane This Time!

January 13, 2015


Gone Girl director David Fincher and writer Gillian Flynn are getting back together for, naturally, something else where Ben Affleck may or may not get in trouble for murdering his wife. Deadline reports that the trio are re-teaming for a remake of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, but this time with probably fewer sex gags than Horrible Bosses.

The original focused on an unhappily-married tennis player who, on a train ride, runs into a psychopath with a sinister plan: for each to commit a murder for the other. Fincher's remake, said to be titled Strangers, would alter the premise somewhat. Now Affleck will reportedly play a movie star "in the middle of a campaign for an Oscar during awards season"--fittingly, unless we're supposed to believe it's an Oscar for acting--and the meeting will occur on a plane, our trains of the sky. The new take is said to be based less on Patricia Highsmith's original novel and more on the idea that it would be kind of funny to approach Ben Affleck on a plane and ask if you could kill Jennifer Garner for him.

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