Speaking of David Fincher, here’s the teaser or his latest film Gone Girl which is excellent (as teasers for his films tend to be).
I’m hooked. Ben Affleck is a great actor, Rosamund Pike is a great actress, and Fincher is an… exacting director. Make no mistake this looks like a Fincher movie. Stark, minimalistic, and sharp. I love it and it seems perfectly suited to the story of a man who’s wife goes missing and he’s suspected of killing her. Here’s a poster too, in a continuing minimalist theme.
Marriage can be a real killer. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
Did I mentioned I’m hooked? For those of you who have read Gillian Flynn’s novel, a new ending has been scripted (By Flynn) so it’ll be a whole new experience. Also, yes, you totally saw Tyler Perry. No idea what that’s about but I can’t wait to find out.
Gone Girl is out 3rd October.