David Fincher’s name above a title is a dead giveaway to what kind of film we’ll be getting. There’s nary a project he’s been involved in that hasn’t delved into and exploited the darkest tenets of human nature. But gosh, he sure does make it look pretty. At work for the last year on the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, Gone Girl, it seems that Fincher hasn’t abandoned his style – in fact, could it be even more somber?
Yes, it seems, it can and will. Speaking out to EW, composer Trent Reznor dished the dirt after having watched the film in its entirety. On board the project after the success of his score on The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Reznor has roped in his collaborator Atticus Ross once more. And according to him, Fincher’s latest is pretty bleak:
“I’ve seen the film a number of times… this film has been really fun to work on. It’s been an interesting challenge with some different parameters, and it keeps us on our toes. That’s what makes it good. It’s a much darker film than I was expecting. The book is not exactly uplifting or happy, but it’s a nasty film.”
Not a huge surprise considering the source material. The novel, itself a unsettling and hugely compelling read, follows Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a devastated man dealing with the trauma of his missing wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike). With the entire community pointing their fingers at him, you’re never certain what’s true with such unreliable narrators. Needless to say – it’s a wholly original work, and recommended reading before viewing the film this fall.
For a look at the grim world Fincher has crafted, if you haven’t yet already, check out the first trailer, which had tongues wagging last month.
Gone Girl will be released on October 3rd.
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