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Official ‘Gone Girl’ trailer delivers gritty mystery

- July 7th, 2014

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.

First trailer for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ debuts

- April 14th, 2014

David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling Gone Girl is shaping up to be one of the biggest movies of 2014. And before we see the finished product this October – complete with an ending different from the book – we’re getting our first look at the upcoming thriller.

Set to Elvis Costello’s She, the trailer hints at the book’s dark undercurrents, with Fincher’s trademark muted colour palette on full display. After all, it is about a woman (Amy, played by Rosamund Pike) who vanishes on her fifth wedding anniversary. Her husband (Nick, played by Ben Affleck) is the prime suspect.

Personally, I loved what Fincher did with Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I think he’s the perfect visionary to bring this toxic romance to the big screen.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.


Watch: First footage from ‘Gone Girl’

- April 12th, 2014

Ahead of the premiere of the first trailer next week, we’re getting our first look at footage from David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller, Gone Girl.

It comes courtesy of a 20-second promo spot from Entertainment Tonight (via EW). It features Fincher’s hallmark muted visuals, and we hear Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne say convincingly: “I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer.”

Dunne is suspected in the disappearance and murder of his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), who vanishes on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary.


Flynn’s novel was one of the most twisted mysteries I’ve read in years. If you’ve read it, you’ll know that it has a unique narrative conceit; something Flynn plans on changing in her screenplay adaptation.

“There are certain things you might love in the book — like a dialogue exchange — that just can’t translate to a movie,” she said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments. And if you haven’t read Gone Girl, get to your local bookshop or run to the library now. You won’t put it down.

First photo of Ben Affleck in ‘Gone Girl’

- December 29th, 2013

Of course, everyone wants to know what Ben Affleck’s Batman will look like in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

But before that movie hits theatres in 2015, Affleck will star in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller Gone Girl for director David Fincher.

That film is due out Oct. 3, 2014, and 20th Century Fox has released the first image of Affleck’s Nick Dunne character. The film revolves around a man who is suspected of killing his wife, Amy (played by Rosamund Pike), after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary.

In case Fincher’s name isn’t enough of a hint, Flynn’s novel provides plenty of twists and turns, not to mention narrative voices. If you haven’t read it, I implore you to do so. No matter how solid your CSI skills are, I promise you the ending will throw you for a loop.

It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out on the big screen, but Fincher is one of my absolute favourite directors who never misses.

Here’s hoping we spot this one at TIFF ’14.

Ben Affleck reportedly signed to play Batman in multiple movies

- August 26th, 2013

One thing is for certain following last week’s big Batman announcement: Ben Affleck could be playing the Dark Knight for a long time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck has agreed to play the Caped Crusader in multiple movies, should sequels continue.


Ryan Gosling, who was also considered, didn’t like the idea of committing to a number of sequels. Josh Brolin and True Blood’s Joe Manganiello were also possibilities.

Batfans reacted with anger following last week’s announcement with #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck taking over Twitter. But…I do think it’s fair to say that a lot of folks weren’t too thrilled with Heath Ledger’s casting as the Joker, and look how that turned out. Ditto RDJ as Iron Man, which was perhaps the most risky casting decision Marvel made given what that film meant to its overall big screen strategy.

Yes, Daredevil and Gigli weren’t great, but Affleck’s filmography over the past several years has been pretty impeccable. So I’m siding with Joss Whedon, who tweeted his support for Warner Bros’ choice.

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said in a statement published by Variety. “I can’t wait to work with him.”

Affleck begins work on Man of Steel 2 in February after he completes shooting Gone Girl for David Fincher. He’ll be shooting that film for the majority of next year, and then start work on his next directorial effort – an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night.

The sequel joins a crowded slate of films set to bow in 2015, including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Terminator 5.

Although some anger followed the surprise selection last week, THR reports that Affleck met with Snyder to discuss the part earlier this year before Man of Steel was even released.

And if you’re from Hogtown, you’ll be pleased to know that the Superman/Batman film will be shooting in Toronto.

Man of Steel 2 still hasn’t been officially titled, but it’s important to note that it will be a Superman sequel, so Batman will not be a focal point of the film.

It will be released July 17, 2015.