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

By Cindy Davis | Trailers | April 14, 2014 |

By Cindy Davis | Trailers | April 14, 2014 |

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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