I'm a huge fan of David Fincher's work, and it's always exciting for me to see what he ends up doing next. He's currently developing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo for Disney, which would be absolutely amazing! I want that movie to happen so badly, but there's a chance that it could fall through. If it does, Fincher is making sure he has another project to fall back on, and that project is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl. The story centers on a woman who disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary and all evidence points to her husband as the killer.
As you can see this definitely sounds like a Fincher style production. He has also been rumored for the Star Wars directing job, and he's slowly but surely developing the sequel to The Girl With the Drgon Tattoo. If he does end up making Gone Girl, I have know doubt it will turn out to be another great and intense Fincher film. What do you think about his possible new directing gig? Here's the full description of the book,
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.