The Hollywood Reporter reports David Fincher is now attached to direct the adaptation of Max Ehrlich’s novel “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” for Columbia Pictures with his Seven screenwriter, Andrew Kevin Walker, aboard to pen the screenplay.
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.
The THR article says the supernatural thriller drew heat for a subplot involving incest, but the director and writer will be heading back to the novel as the source material and will contemporize the story.
“The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” has already seen the bigscreen once when Ehrlich penned the adaptation of his own work and J. Lee Thompson directed it back in 1975. The film starred Michael Sarrazin and Margot Kidder.