David Fincher’s newest movie, Gone Girl, will not be in theaters until October 3rd, a good six months from now, but the trailer has been released now. For the most part, buzz has been created. The New York Daily News declared “Holy dark character dramas, Batman!”, since the drama stars Ben Affleck (but not as batman). Also featured are actors Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, and Tyler Perry.
Like Fincher’s previous movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl is based on a book. The story involves a husband and his missing wife, but according to Entertainment Weekly, she might be dead, or murdered, or kidnapped, or something else entirely. Affleck may play the good guy, or he might be the killer. “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,” Fincher told Weekly, “I like people who get s - - - done.” So is Affleck’s character an “insufferable a- -hole” or will he “get s - - - done”?
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The whole affair is really up in the air. Fincher said he “may have been too beholden to the source material” when making The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, which will not be a problem since he has the writer of the novel restructuring the story. Author Gillian Flynn said “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.” The Film Stage reported Flynn showed the new ending to Affleck who was “so shocked by it. He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.’”
New material did not stop the trailer from borrowing material from other movies. The song that played through the trailer was “She”, covered by Richard Butler, lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs. Although the original song was written in 1974 by Charles Aznavour, it was made famous by Elvis Costello when he covered it in the movie Notting Hill.
And could it just be said that the second to last line of the trailer is suspiciously similar to the movie The Fugitive? E! News explained that the line references other characters in the movie who do not believe Affleck’s character’s innocence. Hopefully the killer doesn’t turn out to be a man with one arm.
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