Fincher’s last film adapted an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story into an epic Oscar-nominated film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” According to Paste magazine, the new adaptation will focus on headier material. The original was directed by J. Lee Thompson (director of Cape Fear) and caused a stir with incest themes. The new film will be written by Andrew Kevin Walker and produced by the same crew behind Fincher’s darkest film, Seven.
Here’s more from the article: “The original version of The Reincarnation of Peter Proud centered on a man who has flashbacks and visions. When he investigates them further, they lead him to a mysterious woman and her daughter, and he begins a love affair with the latter … Fincher intends to contemporize Proud, adhering as closely to the source material of Max Ehrlich’s novel as possible.