The last time audiences heard from director David Fincher was 2014, after he directed a twisted, dark adaptation of author Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, Gone Girl. The star-studded ensemble featured Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and a surprising turn from Tyler Perry. The film was an instant commercial and critical hit.
Since that time, Fincher’s been unsurprisingly busy. With Gone Girl behind him, he’s been linked to more than one TV series as well as a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, Strangers On A Train. With so many commitments right now, it seems almost absurd to mention the possibility of getting a sequel to Gone Girl together – or even how such a project could unfold.
That being said, the idea of a Gone Girl sequel is indeed alive and well. In an interview with Cinemablend, Tyler Perry responded to existing Gone Girl 2 rumors by expressing his own interest in the continuation of Nick and Amy Dunne’s bizarre tale. Though he admitted he hadn’t heard the sequel buzz, Perry praised the creative skills of writer Gillian Flynn and her ability to build something new:
"I haven’t heard those rumors. But that would be really exciting, because I feel like there’s more to that story. And Gillian, she’s brilliant, and would write something awesome."
Oddly enough, it was Pike who got the ball rolling on the idea of a Gone Girl sequel back in 2014. Asked by a reporter if she would consider being part of a sequel to the original, the actress responded that she would only be interested if Flynn were involved. Flynn herself later admitted that she was toying with the idea of writing a follow up to Gone Girl, set several years down the line and that she didn’t suspect things would be going well between lovebirds Nick and Amy.
There’s certainly no question that Flynn is a capable writer, but her admission that she’d be interested in a Gone Girl 2 “if everyone is game to get the gang together” could be a lot harder than it sounds. As previously mentioned, Fincher’s schedule is already full and Affleck’s current commitments as Batman, not to mention his upcoming directorial project Live By Night would make his involvement in a sequel difficult, to say the least.
Then again, stranger things have happened. Tyler Perry and Rosamund Pike’s affinity for Flynn, as well as Hollywood’s deep love of the sequel, can only serve to sweeten the deal. Should Fincher also become intrigued by the prospect, Gone Girl 2 could very well become a reality at some point in the near future.
Screen Rant will have more details on a possible Gone Girl sequel if and when news is made available.