Based on bestselling novel written by Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl” recounts what happens when Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) returns home on his fifth wedding anniversary to find his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing, and later goes on to become the prime suspect for a possible murder investigation. “Gone Girl” will be released October 3rd, 2014.
What We Love: Readers found themselves unable to put the book version down as the story kept them on the edge of their seats. After rumors spread that Flynn, who served as screenwriter as well, had changed the ending, hype for the film only continued to grow. Although it was recently confirmed that the ending remained unchanged, audience members still highly anticipate what Academy Award–nominated director David Fincher has done to prompt critics to call the film "unnerving, shocking and provoking." Reviews already say that with the outstanding performances from Affleck and Pike, this film should push past its already Oscar–contender status.
What We Don’t: Whenever there’s a film adaptation of a book, the audience usually compares it to its original work and says they liked the book better. Since Gillian wrote both the script and the book, we hope that this won’t be the case. Although Gillian has admitted to some changes in the film adaptation, these changes may be necessary for the subtleties of the story to read on screen. As an audience member, one has to remember that these changes were made by the original author herself and her changes represent how she sees her words from both Amy’s and Nick’s perspectives.