Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ Film Trailer Released

Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ Film Trailer Released

A trailer for the much anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s thriller Gone Girl has been released, featuring Ben Affleck as the book’s main suspect, husband Nick Dunne. With a brief appearance by Rosamund Pike, portraying Amy in the film, we hear Affleck as Dunne morosely stating, “I did not kill my wife…I am not a murderer.”

20th Century Fox has released the trailer of the David Fincher film which is set to hit theaters on October 3rd. With a famous soundtrack in Elvis Costello’s “She” and some gripping images from the film itself, fans are left demanding more and hoping for the best. The sneak peek to the official trailer features limited footage of Pike’s Amy and leaves viewers in suspense for the title character.

Gillian Flynn has written the screenplay, which has been reported by We Got This Covered to deviate from the original text. Whether true to the book’s original source material or moving a bit away, fans are eager to see how Fincher interprets the book and brings it to the big screen.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine April 15, 2014 - 6:33am

I have to say, I HATE the choice of music in this trailer.

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Max Magee from Maryland is reading Vineland by Thomas Pynchon April 15, 2014 - 6:52am

Seems a bit...  stilted. I guess it's intentional to reflect the, like, lack of sincerity in the story.

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Ivo Van Der Avert April 15, 2014 - 7:14am

Well, if you haven't read the book, this is probably a pretty dull thing for a teaser. As far as music is concerned, NIN would make a better choice IMHO, or Stephen Price. 

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list April 15, 2014 - 11:03pm

I haven't read the book, but a friend who has told me to check out the trailer. It fell flat for me. Though it might end up being awesome, my first impression is that I don't care whether I see it or not. And I have to agree about the music. Sometimes a song can make the movie seem really awesome. This song didn't make the trailer awesome.

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1979semifinalist from California but living in NYC is reading Joe Hill's NOS4A2 April 16, 2014 - 11:45am


Here's the thing. I'm a huge Fincher fan. He's directed some of my favorite movies and when I look at his entire career as a director it's hard for me to say there's any other director with that breadth that consistently gets it right for me. A few missteps (cough<Benjamin Button>cough) a few unremarkable but acceptable films (Panic Room), some misunderstood gems (Alien 3 - for all its flaws it's ballsy as all get out), and then just a huge swath of great stuff I love.

So I have a lot of trust in him. And I AM super curious (having read the book) to see how he's going to handle this book (which is tricky at best to adapt).

There are things I really liked in this trailer and things I really don't (I'm with Josh on intensely disliking the music choice which is a huge part of the trailer). But despite kind of giving the trailer the side-eye I still can't contain my curiosity for just what he's going to do here.

I am very mixed on the book. Without saying anything spoiler-ish it's a brilliant idea with an excellent execution that (for me) absolutely falls apart in the end. I'm a huge Gillian Flynn fan - her books Sharp Objects and Dark Places are both wonderful - though in truth the endings of those two books are the least impressive parts of them as well. So I guess I think she's a terribly talented writer that has some trouble with endings.

But again, if you've read this just get why it's going to be interesting to see what Fincher can do with it...and how much they're going to deviate from the book.