Newswire: Ben Affleck and David Fincher are remaking Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train

Although it has not been received as warmly as some other movies we could mention this awards season, Gone Girl has been great both for star Ben Affleck, who successfully proved that he can play a total creep, and for director David Fincher. In fact, Gone Girl is now Fincher’s biggest box-office success to date, grossing $350 million worldwide since its release in October. That of course led to talk of a sequel, but in a twist we should have seen coming, it turns out that Gillian Flynn’s planned sequel is not a sequel at all. It’s a remake of Strangers On A Train.

Deadline broke the news of the remake earlier today, and says that Affleck and Fincher are both attached, with Flynn in talks to write the screenplay. Tentatively titled Strangers, the film will stray from Alfred Hitchcock’s version of the story (which itself …

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