David Fincher’s movie, which is an adaptationÂ of Gillian Flynn’s extraordinaryÂ thriller,Â Gone Girl, is set to hit theatresÂ next fall, but there are plenty more clues to lead keep its fans waiting until then.
The new, two-and-a-half minute trailer unveilsÂ Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as his wife Amy as the coupleÂ struggle in their marriage before her disappearance. Affleck’s heroÂ assuresÂ that he hadn’t been involved in her suddenÂ absence, but is deemed suspicious byÂ the authorities searching for his wife.
“The latest teaser for the film is part of a larger campaign that sheds light on the path taken by the film version of the murder mystery. Over the weekend new posters were unveiled that showed wedding photos and parts of letters in evidence bags,” The Telegrah reports.
TheÂ first trailer for the highly expected movieÂ promised the darker new ending that Fincher, director of Fight Club and The Social Network, had devised with Flynn for the big screen.
Gone Girl was published back in 2012. The story follows the disappearance of Amy Dunne on the fifth anniversary of her wedding to Nick. Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect in the case. Affleck was reportedly shocked by the brand new third act in the screenplay, Flynn told reporters.
The psycological thrillerÂ by Gillian Flynn ssoon became a bestseller. It was prased both by common readers and critics.
Thus, The Telegraph’s Sarah Rainey says of the book: “Murder; manipulation; marital breakdown â itâs the best thing Iâve read in years, with a cleverly woven plot, toxic characters and twists as jagged as barbed wire.”
Two million copies have been sold worldwide. Since the paperback was published here in January, 500,000 copies and ebooks have been taken offÂ the shelves.
Having spent 13 weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, Gone Girl â ranked third on Amazon â is expected to eclipse the success of EL Jamesâs Fifty Shades of Grey, the most-read novel of 2012.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, the British publisher, describes Gone Girl as âa smart book; not candy flossâ. âItâs a great story that really captivates you,â explains Kirsty Dunseath, the groupâs publishing director. âIt asks that question: how well can you ever really know someone? What are the games played; the lies told within relationships?â
âItâs dark but not too dark â and itâs not gory, like a lot of crime novels,â explains Ruth Tross, Mulholland Books editor at Hodder & Stoughton. âIt taps into a trend for stand-alone psychological thrillers, with a strong mystery that keeps you turning the pages. Women who liked crime novels will love it. Women who liked chick lit will love it, too, because itâs full of emotion. The psychology of the characters is as intriguing as the crime.â
âIt gets your grey matter working,â says Maxine Hitchcock of Simon and Schuster UK. âIt is an interactive experience; youâre constantly thinking and challenging yourself. By the end, you feel as manipulated as they do.â