“Strangers On A Train” Inspires A New Version

October 10th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
strangers-on-a-train Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, “Strangers On A Train”, has now inspired BBC Films and Slingshot Productions to create a new film “Teens On A Train”. The classic movie was released in 1951 by Warner Brothers. It starred the classic actors like Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock and Laura Elliott. The classic film was an adaptation of the novel, which was originally written by Patricia Highsmith. The novel was also adapted into a drama by Robert Allan Ackerman.

“Teens On A Train” will neither be a complete remake of the 1951 classic, nor will it be its sequel after half a century. The new movie will just borrow certain ideas and situation and would mold it into a film, suitable for the present scenario. The upcoming flick is still in its pre-production stage and its shooting will tentatively start on 2011. The script of the new film will be written by Joshua St Johnston. The new movie will also take certain ideas from the original novel written by Patricia Highsmith.

In the original film, “Strangers On A Train”, two strangers meet in a train and decide to murder two people, who were making their lives miserable. It was a ‘criss-cross’ deal with each other, to plot a murder against each of their enemy. Sources have said that in “Teens On A Train”, two teenagers, a boy and a girl would be in a train but the girl turns out to be a psychopath. The context in which the strangers meet in both the films are almost similar. Certain other similarities will also be seen, insiders have revealed.

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