Director David Fincher returns to the big screen later this summer with Gone Girl, his first film since 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel is featured on the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, with stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, an image that was shot by David Fincher himself. Check it out, then read on for more details from both David Fincher and author/screenwriter Gillian Flynn.
The story centers on Nick and Amy Dunne (Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike), two former magazine writers who leave their New York City life behind and move to the Midwest. When Amy goes missing on the couple's fifth anniversary, Nick is considered the prime suspect in her murder, even though it isn't clear if she was actually killed or not.
When asked about his preference for showcasing unconventional characters, David Fincher had this to say.
"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 a- -holes. I like people who get s - - - done."
The director also hinted that fans of Gillian Flynn's novel may be surprised by the movie's twists, claiming the biggest lesson he learned from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was, "We may have been too beholden to the source material."
Gillian Flynn revealed that she had no problem with changing aspects of her book for the movie adaptation.
"There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I'd spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie."