You can love or hate his films (though we can’t imagine why you’d hate them), but you have to admit—a David Fincher film typically produces one hell of a trailer. And his upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s mystery novel Gone Girl is no different.
In the film, Ben Affleck plays a Missouri man whose (Rosamund Pike) wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. And of course, this being a Fincher film, nothing is as it seems, and maybe Affleck killed her, maybe he didn’t, or maybe Pike herself had something to do with it. The trailer plays Affleck up as the doting and haunted husband to the strains of Elvis Costello’s lovely song of devotion and love, “She.” So, darkly ironic pop song? Check. Sleek, gorgeous visuals? Check. A possible murder mystery where nothing is as it seems? Check, it’s a Fincher movie. Check it out:
Gone Girl is set for an October 3 release date. Here’s the official synopsis:
Marriage can be a real killer. 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?
What do you think of the teaser?