Over the last 20 years or so, director David Fincher has established himself as one of the most consistent, stylistically filmmakers currently working in Hollywood today. He broke out with Se7en all the way back in 1995 and has crafted an immensely impressive filmography since, making movies like Fight Club, Zodiac, and The Social Network. It's been a couple years since his work was on the big screen, last making The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2011, but in just a few months he will be back to knock the socks off our feet with yet another enticing mystery, this time adapting Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel Gone Girl. And today we get our first full look at the movie, courtesy of Apple.
Adapted into a film script by Flynn herself (marking her first foray into screenwriting), Gone Girl tells the story of married couple Nick and Amy Dunne (Ben Affleck, Rosamond Pike). On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, it is discovered that Amy has disappeared, and, naturally, the first person to be turned into a suspect is her husband, who has a ton of evidence stacked up against him. The book is told from two points of view - through Amy's diary and Nick's thoughts after the disappearance - and all along the reader isn't quite sure if Nick is actually guilty or innocent of the crimes he has been accused of. The film's impressive supporting cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Kim Dickens, Scoot McNairy, Casey Wilson, Carrie Coon and Emily Ratajkowski.
Featuring plenty of dark shadows and high-contrast photography, this trailer has Fincher's name written all over it, even down to the fact that it's basically a music video. Anyone else remember the stunning teasers for both The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?
While I love the fact that we're already seeing our first footage from Gone Girl, it really is a teaser in every sense of the word. We are still about six months away from 20th Century Fox actually releasing the movie, which will be in theaters on October 3rd. Are you excited yet? Let us know what you think of the new trailer in the comments section below.