As many would know David Fincher’s most recent project ‘The Social Network’ is extremely well regarded. it is now rumoured that his next project may be an adaptation of the novel ‘Panic Attack’ written by Jason Starr. Published in late 2009, the novel ‘Panic Attack’ is a suspenseful thriller following the emotional struggles of a family after a home invasion resulting in a death, and the creation of a new relationship for a family member which doesn’t seem quite right.
The book has been released to critical praise, Jason Starr is the author of various novels and comic books, including the graphic novel ‘The Chill’ and an issue of the Marvel Punisher Max series. Starr’s novels ‘Tough Luck’ and ‘Twisted City’ have both received ‘best paperback original’ awards.
It is being reported that David Fincher’s new production company has optioned ‘Panic Attack’, though whether this means Fincher is considering directing the film is another issue as with no less than four films currently in either pre-production or post-production he’s certainly keeping himself occupied.
The home invasion aspect of the plot synopsis to ‘Panic Attack’ triggers a reminder of Fincher’s 2002 film starring Jodie Foster ‘Panic Room’, though given the nature of the different character dynamics, and the reference to ongoing relationship dynamics no doubt this would be a very different film.
Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as more news breaks on David Fincher’s upcoming project.