From SEVEN to THE REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD – David Fincher and Andrew Kevin Walker Reunite

     November 8, 2009


Can two former collaborators once again create the movie magic where a film builds to a point of having Brad Pitt cry, “What’s in the box?!  What’s in the fucking box?!” I think “Seven” is a highly entertaining film but what will director David Fincher and screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker create 15 years later?  It looks like we’re going to find out.  The two have re-teamed to adapt the supernatural thriller “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud”.  Hit the jump for more details.

According to Heat Vision, David Fincher is attached to direct the new adaptation of the Max Ehrlich novel, “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” which will be penned by Andrew Kevin Walker. Fincher will produce with Michael De Luca.  De Luca is also part of the reunion as he was the president of production over at New Line when Fincher and Walker made “Seven”.

“Proud” was originally adapted in 1975 by Ehrlich with J. Lee Thompson directing and starring Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O’Neill, and Margot Kidder.  The story “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.”  While Heat Vision mentions that the story was controversial for a subplot involving incest, Walker and Fincher never seemed to be in the controversy game and the plot seems like a forgettable thriller at best.

2010’s “The Wolfman” is Walker’s first produced screenplay since 1999’s “Sleepy Hollow” (if you don’t count the short films from BMW’s “The Hire”, which were awesome).  Fincher is currently shooting the Facebook movie, “The Social Network”.  People change over the span of fifteen years and I’d love to find out what was it about “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” that brought these two back together.


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