'Gone Girl' has stormed the UK box office, too.
David Fincher’s dark, brooding thriller Gone Girl landed in the UK over the weekend, to critical acclaim from audiences and a sense that this is how to do an adaptation. This is how you do it. Based on Gillian Flynn’s explosive bestseller, Gone Girl follows the marriage trials and tribulations of Nick Dunne and his beautiful wife Amy.
When Amy goes missing, Nick comes under the scrutiny of the national media, and the police have their suspicions too. His strange behaviour and deceitful lies do nothing for his public persona – Did Nick Dunne kill his wife is the question on everybody’s lips.
Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Hits Big, But Did Nick Dunne Kill His Wife?
It's never easy to adapt a well-loved novel for the screen, but perhaps if you are the person who wrote the book, you stand a better chance than many.
Adapting a mega-selling novel is always tricky, as screenwriters must figure out a way to keep the book's fans happy while transforming the material into a shape that works on the big screen for both newcomers and fans alike. In this sense, the most difficult genre to adapt has to be the mystery-thriller, which is probably why filmmaker David Fincher turned to novelist Gillian Flynn to write the screenplay from her own book 'Gone Girl'.
Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne in the movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel.
The challenge is much greater than those who adapt sagas like 'Harry Potter', 'The Hunger Games', 'Twilight' or 'The Lord of the Rings', where the principle joy is in seeing beloved characters and events depicted on-screen with no surprises at all. But with a mystery, the movie must also grip the viewer.
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'Gone Girl' is shaping up to be one of the best movies of 2014.
We've written, and read, plenty on David Fincher's latest movie Gone Girl in recent weeks but reviews have been scarce - until now. It appears that all the talk of this movie as a potential Oscar winner was not simply hyperbole. This movie has a very real chance of winning major awards.
Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'
Written by Gillian Flynn, the author of the book on which it is based, Gone Girl tells the story of Nick Dunne, who becomes the focus of an intense media circus surrounding his wife's disappearance. The question is: does Nick has something to hide?
Continue reading: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes
Ben Affleck has hinted that he started drinking heavily for his role as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'
He's perhaps not everyone's idea of a great method actor, but Ben Affleck appears to have quietly gone about his business to ensure his role as Nick Dunne - a man suspected of having a hand in the disappearance of his wife in David Fincher's Gone Girl - is as genuine and real as possible.
Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'
During a wide-ranging interview with Details magazine that did the rounds on Thursday (September 18), Affleck was asked a bunch of excellent questions by Jeff Gordiner, especially that time when he was asked to leave a blackjack table in Las Vegas for card-counting.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Was Hungover For Six Months To Prepare For 'Gone Girl' Role
Tyler Perry had no idea who was directing 'Gone Girl'.
Tyler Perry, the American actor, director and producer, who appears in David Fincher's Oscar-tipped movie Gone Girl, says he would have walked away from the movie had he known the filmmaker's body of work. At this point we should remind readers that Fincher - arguably one of the greatest directors of his generation - has helmed Se7en, Fight Club, Panic Room, The Game, Benjamin Button, Zodiac, The Social Network and the entire first season of House of Cards.
Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'
Nevertheless, Perry - known for Meet the Browns, or, something else - admitted: "I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I'd known the book was so popular, I would have said, No.And my agent knew that! He didn't tell me until after I signed on!"
Fincher's thriller kicks of the N.Y.C film fest
The hotly anticipated thriller from David Fincher, Gone Girl, has been selected to open the New York film festival. This isn’t the first time Fincher has opened the festival, kicking proceedings off in 2010 with The Social Network. The Life of Pi followed in 2012 while Captain Phillips was selected for last year’s event. The film will open the festival on Sept. 26 at Alice Tully Hall, and is set for general release on Oct. 3.
Ben Affleck stars in 'Gone Girl'
Based on the bestselling book by Gillian Flynn, ‘Gone Girl’ tells the story of Amy Dunne’s mysterious disappearance on the fifth anniversary of her tempestuous marriage to Mr. Affleck’s Nick Dunne, who becomes the prime suspect and a media scapegoat while he is trying to find out what happened to his missing wife.
Continue reading: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' To Open New York Film Festival
Nick Dunne finds himself at the fore of a police investigation when his wife Amy mysteriously goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. He has mixed emotions about the whole thing as he enlists volunteers to help find her; their marriage has been on the rocks after he lost his job and dragged Amy away from New York to open a new business. Their relationship was often volatile, further implicating his involvement in her disappearance. A part of him is not so worried about her; he knows how manipulative and deceitful she can be, but unfortunately his lack of visible devastation on TV goes solidly against him for those who are sure he's killed her. As it turns out, he's not so honest either and things come to a head when it turns out that every person in this story has a secret.
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Gary Stewart's book might provide some big clues into the Zodiac mystery.
Gary Stewart wasn’t thrilled when he found out that the father he never knew was the infamous Zodiac Killer, but he’s set to make a nice profit out of it with the publication of his new book, The Most Dangerous Animal of All. In his 12-year-search, Stewart spoke to handwriting specialists, forensic scientists and over 500 people, all with the hope of finding out more about the man, who he thinks is his biological father.
Continue reading: Author Claims To Be Son Of Zodiac Killer - Remember The Movie?
Richard Butler covers 'She' on the 'Gone Girl' trailer and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross mark their third David Fincher soundtrack collaboration.
Trent Reznor teams up with Atticus Ross once again for the soundtrack to upcoming book-to-film thriller 'Gone Girl' directed by David Fincher; the new trailer features the song 'She', covered by the The Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler.
Trent Reznor [R] and Atticus Ross [L] landed an Oscar for 'The Social Network' score
The Nine Inch Nails singer broke the news over Twitter in January that he and producer Ross will mark their third collaboration on a Fincher film with Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl'. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, the movie tells the story of a struggling married couple, whose fifth anniversary is marred by the disappearance of Nick Dunne's wife Amy and the subsequent suspicions over his involvement in her possible murder.
Nick and Amy Dunne are a couple whose marriage is struggling following the loss of Nick's journalism job and their subsequent move away from New York City. Nick sets up a new business to support them, but nothing seems to be cutting the tension between them as their relationship gets more and more fractured. When Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, a series of suspicious circumstances point him out as the prime suspect in a possible murder investigation; though he denies any involvement in her disappearance, we are left questioning everything he says when his true, deceitful nature starts to shine through. However, it soon becomes clear that he's not the only dishonest character in this tale as nobody is quite what they're making out to be.
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Does the trailer actually give away anything we didn't already know?
The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn adaptation came out months ago, so the trailer provides a helpful reminder that A. The project is still moving ahead and B. It looks quite good at this point. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, whose wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick soon ends up as the primary suspect in the police investigation and has to find his wife to prove his innocence.
The first trailer gives us very little to go on.
The new trailer emphasizes the investigation and the pressure that Affleck’s character feels as the suspicion falls squarely on him. It also seems to feature Amy’s lifeless body, meaning that Nick will face a murder investigation at some point in the film. The trailer also plays up the barrage of media attention that Nick and the investigation attract, so this will probably be a prominent subject in the film.
Have we missed something?
“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl. “I am not a murderer.” Problem is, the trailer looks like a fan-made video, and could well be the worst thing we’ve seen this year. What’s going on?
Affleck stars as Nick Dunne in the movie. He’s an ostensibly nice guy – a workaday husband looking forwarding to building a family. The American dream. But, coming home on day, he discovers his wife, Amy Dunne (played by Rosamund Pike), is missing.
Continue reading: The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer Is Weird And Different To Other Trailers
David Fincher has apparently walked away from the Steve Jobs biopic.
Oscar-winning filmmaker David Fincher has walked out on Aaron Sorkin's biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down his "aggressive" demands for a $10 million pay-day as well as control of the marketing of the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
David Fincher Has Apparently Left The Steve Jobs Movie
It was believed that Fincher had joined the as-yet untitled drama after working with Sorkin on the Facebook movie The Social Network, though a source said Fincher's salary demands were "ridiculous."
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European cinema is rich pickings for Hollywood directors.
American producers are always looking for material to turn into movies, so it's no surprise that they continually remake European hits. Recent examples include of course David Fincher's 2011 remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (based on the 2009 Swedish film), as well as smaller movies like Prince Avalanche (2011's Icelandic movie Either Way), the Steve Carell comedy Dinner for Schmucks (France's 1998 romp Le Diner de Cons) and the upcoming thriller Brick Mansions (2004's District 13, also from France).
George Clooney Had A Rare Misfire With 'The Monuments Men'
Now producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov have snapped up the rights to the hit Norwegian thriller Pioneer, which has just opened in the UK. A well-known story in Scandinavia, it's based on true events surrounding Norwegian and American divers whose health was damaged after working 400 metres below the ocean surface to lay an oil pipeline 40 years ago. After a long court battle, the European Court of Human Rights last year ruled that the Norwegian government was guilty of not providing adequate warnings about the risk.
Continue reading: George Clooney Turns To 'Pioneer' For Next Potential Oscar Winner
Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher's biopic - which would be the cherry on top.
Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Though the writer-director team is enough to whet appetites, the addition of Oscar winner Bale to the mix basically means this movie cannot fail. Sort of.
Christian Bale Could Play Steve Jobs
Bale, who recently scored an Oscar nomination for American Hustle, is very much Fincher's first choice for the movie considered a companion piece to Fincher and Sorkin's The Social Network.
Harris revealed the clinical approach to sex in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl.'
Neil Patrick Harris has opened up on his new role in David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel, Gone Girl. The How I Met Your Mother actor takes on the role of Desi Collings in the movie, alongside Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. In a recent interview with Out magazine, the openly gay actor described the experience of filming his sex scene with Pike.
Neil Patrick Harris Has Discussed His "Robotic" Sex Scene With Rosamund Pike In 'Gone Girl.'
Harris described director Fincher's meticulous approach to filming the intimate scene, though interestingly enjoyed methodical aspect to the scene. Instead of finding Fincher's highly structured directing style awkward or frustrating, Harris loved it. "We had to rehearse the sex scene with David, like every inch of it - 'Then you put your mouth on his d**k here, and then this number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate,' " recalls Harris.
HBO offers up TV Utopia.
British conspiracy theory Utopia is heading to the U.S, and it couldn’t have found a better home. HBO are remaking the show, which first broadcast on Channel 4 last year. The stateside adaptation – which comes from the most premium of cable services – will be written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and will be directed by, wait for it, David Fincher.
David Fincher will direct the Utopia remake
The pair worked together on the film adaption of Flynn’s book, starring Ben Affleck. Fincher is no stranger to UK – U.S exports; he helmed two episodes of House of Cards – the beautifully shot political thriller adapted by Beau Willamon from the four-episode UK version for Netflix.
Continue reading: From The UK To America: HBO Finds Channel 4's 'Utopia'
The NIN frontman and his soundtrack collaborator are re-teaming once again to score Fincher's next picture
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will once again be working with director David Fincher when the pair join up in the studio to write the soundtrack to the upcoming movie adaption for Gone Girl. The Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed that he will be working with Ross once again via his official Twitter feed on Tuesday, 21 January.
Trent Reznor [L] and Atticus Ross [R] won a bevy of awards for their work on The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
This will be Reznor and Ross' third major collaboration together, having last worked on the score for Fincher's adaption of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in 2012. A year earlier, the pair worked together to score Fincher's The Social Network, earning an Academy Award for their work on the original score. The pair also scored a Grammy nomination for best original score for visual media for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but failed to win anything as major for that film as they had previously.
Continue reading: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Sign On To Score David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
'Gone Girl' has an impressive cast and crew, though can it deliver with the book's fanbase already sharpening their knives?
David Fincher is renowned for some of the biggest film names of the past twenty years, including Se7en, The Social Network, Fight Club and Panic Room just to name a few. Some of these films changed the very ideology of what makes a great film; and brought something new to the chess board of movie ideas. October 2014 will see the release of an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's New York Times bestseller Gone Girl.
Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
The book's plot is a controversial tale of lies and deceit between the two narrators; husband and wife Nick and Amy Dunne. The book has sold over two million copies worldwide, and is highly acclaimed in the eyes of its readers.
Netflix's 'House of Cards' To Return For Second Season Next Year
Get ready to start binge-watching some high-quality drama once again, as Netflix's original series House of Cards is returning to the online streaming site for its second season. The Kevin Spacey vehicle will be back on 14 February, 2014, with Netflix making the entire, 13-episode season available to stream from then.
The series was a hit last time around
Academy Award-winner Spacey will be back as the despicable US Senator Francis Underwood, who will continue to slither his way through the dark side of Washington D.C. to rise to the top of the political ladder, negotiating past all the greed, sex, love and corruption that lies in his way. Fellow Emmy-nominee Robin Wright will also be back for the second season, returning as Spacey's equally devious wife Claire Underwood, with director David Fincher and screenwriters Beau Willimon and Eric Roth all returning behind the scenes.
Continue reading: Netflix's 'House Of Cards' To Return For Second Season Next Year
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