David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was one of the more critically acclaimed films to come out this past fall. Drawing a disturbing portrait of gender dynamics and sexual politics within the structure of a twisting and turning mystery, the film has garnered both Oscar buzz and more than a few detractors. But is there a possible sequel in the offing? According to author Flynn, the idea is certainly on the table.
Speaking with The New York Daily News (via The Playlist), Flynn said that it’s perfectly possible to return to the world of Gone Girl and Nick and Amy Dunne:
There could be a sequel at some point if everyone is game to get the gang back together, it could be really fun a few years from now to pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on — not well I don’t think.
Flynn then carries on to remark that she would only be interested in being involved in a sequel if Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and David Fincher were also on board. She did not elucidate though whether she was interested in writing a sequel in novel form, or if this was just an idea for another film.
Given that Gone Girl does not feel like one of those films that really demands a sequel – however open the ending might be – it’s probably not going to happen. But if it did, I think we would all be inclined to agree with Flynn and insist that the original cast and crew return to their parts. I certainly would not see much of a point without them.
Gone Girl sequel or not, Flynn and Fincher are not done yet, as they are currently at work on HBO’s Utopia, which will premiere later this year.
Source: The Playlist