Most readers would agree that adapted films are almost never as good as the books that inspire them. But with David Fincher casting his creepy spell over Gillian Flynn’s breakaway thriller, it looks like Gone Girl might just defy the odds.
Check it out below:
The cast includes Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, Rosamund Pike as his missing wife Amy, Tyler Perry as the lawyer Tanner Bolt, and Neil Patrick Harris as the waspy Desi Collings. The movie is directed by David Fincher, of “The Social Network,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “House of Cards” fame. (He’s also directed some Nine Inch Nails music videos, and if that’s not a pedigree for eerie film making, I don’t know what is.)
Fans of the book will recognize key points in the trailer that show how closely the movie will align with the novel: Amy and Nick’s big fight before her disappearance, the mounting evidence discovered in their house, Nick’s disastrous press conference, the abandoned mall, the discovery in the basement… aaahhh! I’d better stop myself before I give it all away! Anyway, the studios thankfully left the screenplay in Gillian Flynn’s hands, so much of the integrity of the book should remain the same.
If you’ve read the book, what do you think of this first trailer? If you haven’t read the book, go do it NOW then come back and tell me what you think too. You’ll thank me later.
Look out for Gone Girl in theaters October 3rd, 2014!