Fincher's The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
David Fincher's back, and with another long and similarly structured film title, not that it makes any connection other than the title! The news is that David Fincher is set to direct The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, an adaptation of the Max Ehrlich novel by Andrew Kevin Walker.
The novel was originally released in 1975 with a film directed by J. Lee Thompson released the same year, and both cover the idea of past lives connecting with the current, and gathered some controversy for a sub-plot which may be a little bit of a reveal.
Before I touch on that, which you might want to avoid, I'll just tell you that the story is about a college professor who begins to have recurring dreams and nightmares that he soon realises are actually flashes of a past life, and one which may indeed be real, not one of these suggested ones by the hypnotist and the subject.
So, according to The Hollywood Reporter through Coming Soon, he heads out to try and find out the truth, and soon discovers a woman and her grown-up daughter who may also be connected to his past life.
Now, and this is the bit that might be a little twist spoiler, I don't know. I'm just guessing that it sounds like it could be from this description, having never read the book or seen the film I could be wildly wrong so maybe someone could let us know.
Anyway, the story tells us that the original took some flack for having an incest sub-plot, and immediately that made me think that perhaps that's his daughter and he ends up having a relationship with her, although it would be his daughter form the past life. That might well be a twist, I don't know.
Still, it sounds a great project for David Fincher to get stuck into, and it's a perfect story for us to see, particularly as it has a feel to it that might be related in some way to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and not just with title, but with the relationships of people through a very strange quirk of life.