Strangers On A Train will undergo a modern makeover however, and while the Patricia Highsmith novel will be used as a basis, the biggest difference here is that this version won’t take place on a train, but a plane!
According to the site that broke the news, “Affleck will play a movie star–in the middle of campaign for an Oscar during awards season–whose private plane breaks down and is given a ride to LA on another plane by a wealthy stranger.” The original featured a tennis pro who was bored of his marriage and wanted out, but found himself propositioned by a psychotic socialite who proposed the notion of them exchanging murders.
You have to imagine that Fincher and Flynn will bring something very different (and very dark) to the movie which is currently being called Strangers On A Plane, but may later be retitled to the simpler Strangers.
Gone Girl has earned over $350 million on a $60 million budget, so this is a dream team for Warner Bros.!
Affleck is expected to squeeze Strangers between his adaptation of Dennis Lehane novel Live By Night (which he directs and stars in) and Justice League: Part One which will see him return as Batman.