Gone Girl’s first official trailer has landed.
David Fincher’s upcoming psychological thriller based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn has become one of the most anticipated films of the fall season.
Although fans of the novel were treated to a slightly facetious teaser trailer months ago, it’s the debut trailer that manages to encompass the mysterious ambience and gritty undertones found within the book.
In the trailer, we’re finally introduced to Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), Nick’s (Ben Affleck) wife who has suddenly disappeared without a trace.
Important aspects from Amy’s personal story, including glimpses into her diary and teasing little phrases for the upcoming plot readers will pick up on instantly, have all been finally showcased.
“You ever hear the expression, ‘simplest explanation is probably the correct one,’” an unidentified man says in the background as the trailer starts to fade away.
“Actually, I’ve never found that to be true,” Pike answers.
It’s a great foray into the complex story Flynn wove for 400 pages.
As readers know, siding with either Amy or Nick in Gone Girl is a complicated task, and in the trailer, it’s apparent we’re in the period of rooting for Amy and hating Nick.
Affleck does a great job of portraying the darker side of Nick, the self obsessed, arrogant, indulgent writer who couldn’t give a damn about his wife.
Fincher, a self proclaimed massive fan of Flynn’s story, will probably stick to the flip flop style of the story and it would wise to consider this a teaser of Affleck’s role.
Best of all, if you’re a fan of the original scores Trent Reznor and musical partner Atticus Ross have devised for former Fincher films (Social Network, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), you’re in for a treat.
The newest trailer proudly boasts the first song off of the new score, and it’s just as creepy and deranged as people could have hoped it to be.
While the debut trailer is pretty great already, fans should expect to see at least one more trailer before the movie drops on October 3.
Maybe we’ll get Nick’s side of the story in the next one.