David Fincher’s latest film adaptation, Gone Girl, has given the people a new trailer today thanks to 20th Century Fox. Unraveling the plot threads to one of the most talked about novels by Gillian Flynn in the last half-decade, this new footage cleverly ensnares the viewer in the web of mystery behind the big picture. Watch the full trailer after the break.
Back in April, Fox teased Gone Girl with a very nuanced approach set to the tune of “She” by Richard Butler while the visuals told the story. It was elegant and whimsical, but here this full-length trailer plunges us deep within the dark corners of this stories twisted plot. A whodunit murder mystery the flair of David Fincher is a film I can get behind.
What I admire about this marketing is that it sets up the story one way and completely skews your perception of Ben Affleck‘s character, Nick Dunne, to be the bad guy. But is he? The trailer plays its cards well to keep you guessing and there’s no doubt it was inspired by Fincher’s vision. I have not read this novel, and I am not all for crime procedurals, but David Fincher’s storytelling is too captivating to pass up.
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Here’s the plot synopsis for Gone Girl, courtesy of 20th Century Fox:
Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Emily Ratajkowski, Patrick Fugit, and Tyler Perry
Gone Girl arrives in theaters on October 3, 2014
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Source: 20th Century Fox