David Fincher to Bring About ‘Peter Proud’ Reincarnation


Sure, David Fincher is currently working on the much talked about Facebook origin story The Social Network. But he’s also working on several other things. For one, THR’s Heat Vision is reporting that the director of Se7en is reteaming with screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for an adaptation of Max Ehrlich’s novel The Reincarnation of Peter Proud.

The film centers on a college professor who begins having recurring dreams and nightmares and, realizing they are images of a past life, decides to search out the source of the visions. With his girlfriend in tow, he discovers a woman and her grown-up daughter who are keys to his past life.

This will be the second cinematic adaptation of the novel, which was released in 1975 along with a film directed by J. Lee Thompson, and starring Michael Sarrazin and Margot Kidder. The original thriller drew heat due to its subplot involving incest.

Fincher and Walker, along with producer Michael De Luca (who is also working with Fincher on The Social Network) will be going back to the novel as the source material, modernizing the story. No word yet on whether the incestuous storyline will make it into the new version.

Production on Peter Proud will begin once Fincher is done with The Social Network, which is about to begin shooting.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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