January 8, 2014
David Fincher's GONE GIRL Graces EW Cover And First Official Image Released
Sony is still waiting on David Fincher to make time to direct The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequels The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, as scripts are still being worked out by screenwriter Steve Zillian. Director David Fincher has kept busy producing and directing the pilot episode of the Netflix series House of Cards, and recently directed a feature based on the novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck (Batman Vs Superman, The Town, Argo) and Rosamund Pike (The World's End, An Education) grace a spoiler cover on EW, shot by Fincher. Along with a previously released official still from the film, I'm sure a trailer and poster will be on their way shortly. The crime thriller focuses on a woman (Pike) who goes missing after her wedding anniversary, and her husband (Affleck) becomes a suspect in her disappearance. This cover photo reminds me of the EW one for Dragon Tattoo, it also gives the impression that Pike's character isn't found alive. 20th Century Fox has set the release date for October 3rd, 2014.
There's no word if Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be re-teaming to score the film, but there are expectations it will happen. As the composing pair previously worked with Fincher on The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, earning them an Oscar win for Best Original Score (for The Social Network).