[Movies] David Fincher's Gone Girl Makes The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.08.2014
He shot the cover himself...
David Fincher's new film Gone Girl has made the cover of Entertainment Weekly, with Fincher shooting the cover himself. The film is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel and will be released on October 3. The imagine features Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne curled up to his wife Amy, played by Rosamund Pike.
Here's a synopsis of the novel: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky 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? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
When asked about his unconventional characters, Fincher replied: "I don't know what ‘likable' is. I know people who are doting parents, who give to charity, drive Priuses, all those things, who are insufferable a- -holes. I like people who get s - - - done."
The movie will still have surprises even for those who read the novel. Fincher said that he learned that on 2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which was an adaptation of Stieg Larsson's novel, "we may have been too beholden to the source material."
Flynn, who also wrot the screenplay, said there have been some changes. She added: "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."