David Fincher & Ben Affleck Reteam To Remake Hitchcock’s “Strangers On A Train”
Recently working together on Gone Girl, it appears that director David Fincher and his star Ben Affleck have their sights set on remaking the Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller, Strangers on a Train.
The remake will make contemporary changes to the story like changing the train meet to having the characters meet on an airplane, instead of a train. This begs the question – will it just be retitled Strangers on a Plane? Will Samuel Jackson make a cameo?
Other twists change the character from tennis star to movie star in the middle of an Oscar campaign – making the entire film very “meta” indeed.
No release date yet, but Affleck is clearing space between his other directing projects and a little Batman movie coming up to make it happen.