Oscar-nominated Austrian director Michael Haneke has abandoned his planned film about “humiliation and the physical deterioration of the aged” after seeing a Canadian project on a similar subject.

The project was tentatively called Ces Deux and Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert were set to star. It was due to shoot in France this summer.

Haneke is now pressing ahead with a different screenplay although few details are known about the project. Les Films Du Losange, which will sell the new film, said the project is “about the internet” and will shoot around the world, in locations ranging from Japan to the US.

The untitled project is currently being scripted and the screenplay should be delivered by September.