David Fincher interested in Panic Attack

The director options Jason Starr’s crime novel

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David Fincher is already considering his post-Girl With The Dragon Tattoo career, having optioned the movie rights to crime novel Panic Attack.

No, it’s not a sequel to Fincher’s own Panic Room, but a book by Jason Starr that follows a New York psychiatrist who kills an intruder in his home, and finds himself consumed by a media frenzy.

Not only that, but the psychiatrist has to deal with Johnny Long, the vengeful friend of the dead intruder who starts stalking his family.

According to author Starr, Long’s “a really compelling antihero”. He says: “He’s a very clever, Ripley-esque psychopath.”

Fincher could end up just producing the film, considering how many other projects he’s currently attached to – among them the rest of the Millennium Trilogy, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and biopic Cleopatra.

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