‘Gone Girl’ Trailer and Poster: Ben Affleck’s Wife is Missing

Published 1 year ago by , Updated July 7th, 2014 at 8:26 am,

David Fincher is back with a feature-length theatrical release this fall, following his detour into Netflix original programming for House of Cards, with another adaptation of a best-selling dramatic mystery/thriller novel – three years after he made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, that is. The project this time is Gone Girl, which is based on the book authored by Gillian Flynn (who also penned the script for the movie version) and is headlined by future Caped Crusader – and Oscar-winning filmmaker – Ben Affleck.

The story of Gone Girl kicks into gear when Nick Dunne (Affleck) reports that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing, on the happy (or so it seemed…) married couple’s fifth wedding anniversary. It soon becomes more than a little apparent to the investigating authorities, as well as the media circus surrounding the incident, that not all was well with Nick and Amy’s relationship. Question is, did Nick do the nearly unfathomable and murder his wife – or is there something else going on here?

A trailer has been released for Gone Girl and, as you can see from the footage, this film has all the distinct elements of a David Fincher creation, from the aesthetics (see: camera angles, lighting) to the story’s neo-Noir influence and more pessimistic take on human nature; here, in a narrative that examines the strain that compromises and sacrifices can put on a long-term relationship. That Flynn’s Gone Girl novel often leaves readers unsure which characters they can and cannot trust to tell the “truth” makes it all the more interesting material for adaptation, especially by the director behind movies like The Game and Fight Club. (Sidenote: for those who’re curious, that’s a cover of Elvis Costello’s “She” that accompanies the footage here.)

Check out the official Gone Girl teaser poster, below (click to enlarge):

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There will even be surprises for those who’ve read the Gone Girl novel ahead of time, before they sit down to watch Fincher’s adaptation. Flynn mixed things when she turned her original book into a script, enough so that the film’s entire third act is apparently different than the source novel’s; whether or not that means the final reveals/twists have also been altered remains to be seen, but this is one of the those rare cases where the changes to the source material not only come with the author’s consent – they are, in fact, the one responsible for the differences.

Rounding out the Gone Girl cast are Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (The Single Moms Club), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit (Thanks for Sharing), Kim Dickens (Treme), Scott McNairy (Non-Stop), Sela Ward (CSI: NY), and Boyd Holbrook (Jane Got a Gun).


Gone Girl opens in U.S. theaters on October 3rd, 2014.

Source: IMDb

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  1. Is that Costello singing?

    • yea

  2. …was it?

    tht trailer was beautiful. unfortunately, i couldnt resist and just read the entire summary on wiki.

    david fincher is a beast. I think he is top 7 directors currently

    • You certainly caved in quick! I’m veeery tempted to look up the story also. Even with the supposed story changes, I think I’m going to resist spoiling it.

    • Ever since Fight Club he has solidified (IMO) the top director spot yet to be dethroned. All since are merely attempting to hold a candle to his cinematic genius.

  3. I read the book and loved it. and the best part of it is that the author/screenwriter changed the third act which means that we get a new ending. i cant wait to see this.

  4. Batman should stop looking for his wife and go fight Superman or something.

  5. This is how trailers are supposed to be!! not reveling but still very much generating interest. i’m all in with that one really looks good.

  6. LOL. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s Oct. 3.

    I’m not a fan of the singing in the trailer unlike some of the comments here. Besides that, the trailer has me interested. Fincher hasn’t disappointed me yet (sans Alien 3). I love the guy’s film style. It’ so dark and it always implies that there’s more to what you’re seeing.

    Also, green.

    • I would say you can blame any “issues” with ‘Alien 3′ on studio interference. Fincher left production before editing even began. The director’s cut is a must watch to get more of the typical feel of a Fincher film. Fincher to this day “disowns” the movie and refused to be a part of the Quadrilogy package for the DVD.

  7. Can’t wait for this to come out. Anything with Affleck, and anything with Fincher; count me in.

  8. I have AIDS
    I wish It goes

  9. Didn’t like the book, will never watch the movie.

    still it’s nice everyone gets to enjoy something different for once. audiences like that.

    • …sad

  10. Yawn, October is still a long ways. Wake me up when it hits theaters.

  11. Bruce Wayne killed his wife and then became Batman to avenge criminals. Hypocrite !

  12. How does Batman pass the time until he fights Superman? He poses as Bruce Wayne and looks for his wife…

    “Where is she??? Where is she??? Tell me, and then you have my permission to finish the Man of Steel Sequel script…”


  13. I’ve been checking for this trailer for a couple weeks now and I’m glad it’s finally here.
    Gone Girl and Interstellar are my 2 most anticipated for the rest of the year and this trailer has me even more excited.
    I also love the song.