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David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Trailer Is So Dark...

By Cindy Davis | Trailers | April 14, 2014 | Comments ()


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Let’s play this comedy bit for all its worth, shall we?

David Fincher’s Gone Girl Trailer Is So Dark…

How dark is it?

It’s so dark, you literally can’t see what the hell is going on. I know it’s his thing and all, but I’m not certain anyone who didn’t read Gillian Flynn’s addictive novel would know what the heck is going on. Sure, you’ll get the bit about how Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne may or may not have killed his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), and that’s about it. And I suppose that’s enough to get out of a trailer, but do you find it anywhere near as intriguing as you should? You tell me. And please be courteous to your fellow commenters—no book spoilers, please.



I am totally digging (the Psych Furs’) Richard Butler’s beautiful rendition of She; it does set the perfect tone.

On the plus side, David Fincher is directing and dark (both literal and figurative) is indeed his thing (to wit: Se7ven, Zodiac, The Game, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alien³). Flynn herself wrote the script, and the Academy Award winning Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross team is back to score another Fincher film. It seems hard to go wrong, though I’m hedging my bets on Affleck again. Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Scoot McNairy and Sela Ward also star; the film hits theaters October 14th.


Cindy Davis, (Twitter) is so curious whether they’ll follow through with the book’s ending.



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • I must say thank you to Cindy and all commenters on this thread because I had not read the book and knew nothing about it. I watched the trailer, thought "good gravy, that gives a lot away!" and then read the comments, was intrigued that people were saying it didn't in fact give much away at all, immediately bought the book and read it in two days.

    Cannot wait for the film :D

  • Molly Rose

    I do not understand the hype and excitement surrounding this at all. The book was unreadable. Maybe the film will be exciting.... (I was part of a book club that selected the book, we couldn't get past the first chapter - it's very sophomoric and just poorly written.)

  • Alberto Cox Délano

    The best part is that, from now on, I will associate "She" with lovely Rosamund Pike and not with Blandy-McAmerica'sSweetheart.
    The one thing I really want to know is how Emily-Blurred-Lines-Every-Man's-Wet-Dream-Ratajkowski will perform in this. If Fincher chose her, is there a surprise for us?

  • BendinIntheWind

    Despite desperately hoping to hear Tommy Lee Jones' "I DON'T CARE!" after Affleck's last line, I think it's great.

  • Maydays

    Looks great. I don't think the trailer needs to give too much backstory to grab interest. America loves a missing wife/suspicious husband case enough to let Nancy Grace rant at us for nearly 24hours a day...this can't go wrong.

  • TotesMcGotes

    Looks amazing, I always look foward to a new Fincher thriller. Having said that, I always wanted to see what he would do in a blockbuster film. Too bad he won't make 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea anymore. But apparently he's not going to do the Steve Jobs movie either, so I'm looking foward to see what's next.

  • LL

    The great thing about Fincher is that even though he may use questionable actors, his method is so repetitive that he could find a good performance in anyone's hundred takes. Those actors in question would be Affleck and Perry.

  • the dude

    David Fincher risks becoming a Tim Burton-Esque caricature of himself if he doesn't do anything new soon. Color Correction, Cold Perfection and that is it!! Fight Club is the greatest Fincher film, and the one that feels less like a Fincher film at the same time.

    This is all in my opinion.

  • VonnegutSlut

    Color Correction, Cold Perfection sounds like a lost Nine Inch Nails album.

    P.S. I also agree Fight Club is the best Fincher film.

  • David Fincher + Scoot McNairy is a match that I've been looking for for longer than I knew.

  • Wow, this looks really, really promising. Getting more psyched.

  • I loved the trailer (although yes it needed the brightness turned up) and I usually hate trailers. I'm excited to see this, I read the book and remember enough to anticipate the movie without remembering too much so that I'll not have a few surprises coming.

  • Slim

    All readers will have some surprises coming as Flynn has changed a number of things about her own story in the screenplay. Should be interesting.

  • Skyler Durden

    Love love looooove this.

    It tells you all you need to know without telling you anything at all. Brilliant.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Any trailer that attempts to convey the tone of the film instead of spoiling the heck out of it (looking at you, Transcendence) is alright by me.

  • Fair enough.

  • Zeus McGuinnes

    looks amazing, anyone know the song playing in the trailer? yes i am a noob.

  • It's in the post :)

  • Zeus McGuinnes

    whoops

  • mairimba

    Can't wait!

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