Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#1 Post by boywonder » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:37 am

david fincher's rumoured next project to be gillian flynn's novel "gone girl" from her script with ben afflect in the lead. no female lead as of now. "fast tract" is the word, but ... jeez, the book is still on the nytimes top hardback list. i want this to happen! (according to entertainment weekly & tons of other sources)

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#2 Post by John Cope » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:49 pm

boywonder wrote:david fincher's rumoured next project to be gillian flynn's novel "gone girl" from her script with ben afflect in the lead. no female lead as of now. "fast tract" is the word, but ... jeez, the book is still on the nytimes top hardback list. i want this to happen! (according to entertainment weekly & tons of other sources)
Why? The book is atrocious, juvenile garbage. I could barely get through it. I can't imagine how Fincher could salvage this unless he goes willfully perverse and upends the source entirely. He may have made that kind of move years ago but I suspect he'll merely capitulate now.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by boywonder » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:32 am

John Cope wrote:
boywonder wrote:david fincher's rumoured next project to be gillian flynn's novel "gone girl" from her script with ben afflect in the lead. no female lead as of now. "fast tract" is the word, but ... jeez, the book is still on the nytimes top hardback list. i want this to happen! (according to entertainment weekly & tons of other sources)
Why? The book is atrocious, juvenile garbage. I could barely get through it. I can't imagine how Fincher could salvage this unless he goes willfully perverse and upends the source entirely. He may have made that kind of move years ago but I suspect he'll merely capitulate now.
Far be it for me to defend Flynn's novel "Gone Girl" to the powerhouse critics here, but it seems to have no lesser a pedigree than "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", Fincher's last outing that never turned into the trilogy Hollywood expected of Fincher. i Ithink the translation from book to screen could prove to be an interesting ride. And as far as Fincher's carreer goes, I would hardly say this novel is made of less substance that his earlier work, save that of "Zodiac", which in my book remains his chef d'ouvre. He remains a solid pop Hollywood director on par with the type of pop writer Flynn has become in the print world.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by Matt » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:21 pm

And the only Fincher project I was actually looking forward to, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is dead.

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#5 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:43 pm

I'm sad to hear he likely won't be directing The Girl Who Played With Fire, too, though I really feel like the first film stands up on its own as one of his better efforts - I think the note the film ends on fits perfectly, sequels or not. Doesn't feel like part of a trilogy with all sorts of "TO BE CONTINUED" trappings at the tail end.

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#6 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:11 pm

I'm going to wait until something official comes out saying he won't be involved, but it looks that way. And I'm sure if he's out, I can't imagine the leads are going to come back. And I imagine Sony wouldn't be too interested in re-building the cast from scratch since the original did so-so business.

But I agree with funk, Fincher's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ended perfectly enough that you can see it as existing as something on it's own, not the beginning of something. Still sucks though.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#7 Post by Matt » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:31 pm

I'm sure Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara signed contracts for the whole trilogy, but it's possible they could have clauses in those contracts letting them off the hook if Fincher doesn't return.

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#8 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:27 am

Andrew Kevin Walker just brought on to Fire, so hopefully this means Fincher can finally get on board with this.

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Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:25 am

The first still from David Fincher's Gone Girl

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It's Fincher, so I'm looking forward to it but damn if I'm not still wishing he'd get it together and do The Girl Who Played Fire.


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Re: The Films of 2014

#11 Post by John Cope » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:34 pm

The first really good news to come out of this project.

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Re: The Films of 2014

#12 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:50 pm

Agreed, although I did like this.

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:01 pm

At least the red underwear appears to have been well cast... beyond that, I'm dubious over Fincher's choices. The characters in the book felt much more restrained in terms of some glimpses of Affleck's over the top acting and Rosamund Pike's blandness (she's pretty but looks like she'd fit into a midwest setting much easier than the book's fish-out-of-water Amy). I sort of got the vibe in the book that it was more the other way around, Amy a knockout brimming over with personality and Nick an unremarkable everyman.

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#15 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:36 am

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#16 Post by jorencain » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:03 pm

I almost had to watch that on "mute" because that awful version of "She." I'm looking forward to the movie, though.

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#17 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:06 pm

Neil Kellerhouse strikes again!

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#18 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:16 pm

That poster is so glorious. Wow.

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#19 Post by criterion10 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:44 pm

Great poster, but seeing the "Fox News" logo in the bottom left does make me a little cross.

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#20 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:46 pm

That's not Fox News, it looks like a faux Fox affiliate.

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#21 Post by Jeff » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:28 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:That poster is so glorious. Wow.
It's by Neil Kellerhouse of course.

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#22 Post by The Narrator Returns » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:38 pm

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Re: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

#23 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:36 am

We all know what the font looks like, don't go there

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#24 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:58 am

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