David Fincher’s highly anticipated Gone Girl has finally released some footage for fans of the novel to check out. Since the project was announced fans of Fincher and author Gillian Flynn have been curious to see just what Fincher would do with a film adaptation. Although the trailer debuts on Monday, fans can see some footage from the Gone Girl film via Entertainment Tonight.
Since star Ben Affleck signed on to the project we’ve been getting a few glimpses here and there of what Gone Girl might look like. A still was released a few months ago of Affleck as Nick, a man who is thrust into the spotlight after his wife goes missing, and is made a murder suspect.
Entertainment Weekly exclusively released a chilling poster of Affleck with his character’s wife, Amy, played by Rosamund Pike. The poster really does a good job of setting an impressive tone for Fincher’s hot release. On the poster Affleck is cradling Pike’s lifeless body in a morgue.
The plot of Gone Girl is a thrilling tale of the lengths people will go to prove their innocence within a troubled marriage. For those who haven’t read the novel we suggest you stop reading here. Pike’s character Amy, fakes her own death for an extended period after she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her with a much younger woman.
A rich city girl, Amy is disturbed when both she and Nick have to move to the Midwest when they fall on hard times after during the recession. After a while Amy, who is trying to fit in, decided to leave home but not before she carefully planned out the steps to set up her husband as the prime suspect for her supposed murder.
The narrative of the novel goes back and forth between journal entries and Nick’s point of view but it’s unclear whether or not David Fincher took the same approach. Fincher discussed how he dealt with unsavory character traits in both Nick and Amy:
“I don’t know what ‘likable’ is. I know people who are doting parents, who give to charity, drive Priuses, all those things, who are insufferable a- -holes. I like people who get s - - - done.”
Of the film itself, Fincher discussed just how he approached the material:
“There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie.”
As far as keeping true to the material, it was reported that Fincher has dreamed up a new third act, which is curious seeing as the third act really paints a clear picture of the novel and the motives of both characters.
Gone Girl hits theaters on October 3.
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