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Watch: Chilling New Trailer For David Fincher’s Murder Mystery ‘Gone Girl’ Starring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike

by Edward Davis
July 7, 2014 11:42 AM
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Gone Girl, Ben Affleck

David Fincher’s done way too many grim crime thrillers centered around murder, right? There’s serial killer film “Se7en,” serial killer procedural “Zodiac,” serial killer mystery “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” and "Panic Room" and "The Game" both have elements of murder, crime and mystery. But it’s not really by conscious design.

"All you need to do is look at my filmography to know that I have no idea what people want," Fincher told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year admitting that he may have been "too beholden to the source material," vis a vis ‘Dragon Tattoo.' His latest film, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's murder mystery thriller, "Gone Girl," is well, another crime thriller with a secret in it.

It's about a man (Ben Affleck) who becomes the focus of an intense media circus after his wife (Rosamund Pike) mysteriously disappears. Perhaps like the unapologetic and unrepentant Fincher himself, his character tend to be prickly and disagreeable. And Affleck’s character in the film is a shifty, narcissistic liar, which is why he becomes a suspect. "I don't know what 'likable' is. I know people who are doting parents, who give to charity, drive Priuses, all those things, who are insufferable assholes.... I like people who get shit done," he told the magazine. Ha, fair enough.

The movie also stars an eclectic cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Scoot McNairy, Boyd Holbrook, model Emily Ratajkowski and many more.

Sonically, it boasts another score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Oscar winners for their 'Social Network' score, also for Fincher), and this will be their third collaboration in a row with the filmmaker. The film is also includes another creative regular Jeff Cronenweth who shot “Fight Club,” “The Social Network,” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination).

So, is Fincher’s latest an Oscar contender or just another dark seedy thriller? Either way, audiences probably win. Judge for yourself with the new trailer below. 20th Century Fox releases this one on October 3rd.

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  • Trent | July 7, 2014 11:11 PMReply

    This score piece started off Atticus Ross's performance at the LA Film Fest a few weeks ago, and if anything else from that performance is in the film, this will be a fantastic (and dynamic) score.

  • Fincher Effect | July 7, 2014 3:21 PMReply

    Does this trailer contain every shot from the entire film? Jeez.

  • BEF | July 7, 2014 1:52 PMReply

    Not into the "Reversal of Fortune" narrating ... but obviously looking forward to it

  • Barto Wand | July 7, 2014 1:09 PMReply

    I'm sold. Even the casting of Tyler Perry can't lead me to believe anything is wrong here. It'll be nice to see Affleck pull down some solid acting reviews before the world tries to destroy him for not being Christian Bale in 2016.

  • Mr Anonymous | July 7, 2014 12:43 PMReply

    Jesus Christ looks f*cking fantastic. Really engrossing trailer. Brilliant!

  • Leni | July 7, 2014 12:06 PMReply

    @sara Have you read the book? The Amy character is complicated and could be deserving of an acting nod, if Pike's good.

  • Leni | July 9, 2014 12:20 PM

    Hi Parker. Let's continue this conversation once the movie is out... The trailer isn't fully indicative of the scope of the movie/story/book.

  • Parker | July 7, 2014 3:56 PM

    Yeah, but just Affleck is in focus, Pike's role looks supporting in this movie. The trailer is effectual, and Pike will have another strong thriller next to the Fracture.

  • sara | July 7, 2014 11:52 AMReply

    Looks like a good thriller but I dont see the awards hype. Maybe score.

  • LENI | July 9, 2014 12:19 PM

    Hi Parker. Let's continue this conversation once the movie is out... The trailer isn't fully indicative of the scope of the movie/story/book.

  • cirkusfolk | July 7, 2014 1:32 PM

    Wait, so Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room and Zodiac don't receive any Oscar noms save for one a piece for Fight Club and Seven (sound editing and editing respectively) and you say all his films get Oscar buzz? You mean his last three, right? I too don't think this will garner many either. Sorry but like Dragon Tattoo, the film will just be too pulpy.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | July 7, 2014 12:46 PM

    Fincher's in that rarified air where every film gets award buzz, deserving or not. It does seem to have the same potential skin-crawl factor of "Zodiac," a sucker punch of a film I did not see coming.

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