Monday, January 13, 2014

Gone Girl Gets Big Screen Reboot

Those who loved Gillian Flynn’s fantastic 2012 novel of suspense, Gone Girl, should be prepared to be surprised when they go see the film adaptation this coming fall.

Not only will the ending of the film be entirely different than it was in the book, the author herself is responsible for the new twists.

Director David Fincher says he wanted to be certain the ending played well with audiences, something he felt was not the case with his previous literary adaptation, the US version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Author Gillian Flynn not only agreed, she did the work herself. From Entertainment Weekly:
Even if you’ve already read the novel, you may still be surprised by the movie’s curve balls. Fincher says that the lesson he learned from bringing Stieg Larsson’s hit novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to the screen in 2011 was that “we may have been too beholden to the source material.” And Flynn, a former EW writer who wrote the screenplay, wasn’t afraid to take a buzzsaw to her own novel. “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,” she says.
The movie will star Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and if you pick up the current copy of Entertainment Weekly, you’ll see a somewhat shocking cover of the two actors on a morgue slab. The best part? The image was created by Director Fincher himself. “The result,” says Entertainment Weekly about Fincher’s cover, “is an unsettling portrait of love gone demented.” Which seems like a fairly good description of Gone Girl in any medium.



Blogger Whitney Waddell said...

But I *liked* the old ending! I wonder how much they are changing it, or if they're just "khaning" us like JJ Abrams did when he said that Benedict Cumberbatch wasn't playing Khan in Star Trek 2.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2:00:00 PM PST  

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