Film Adaptation Of 'Gone Girl" To Feature New Ending
David Fincher has a bit of a reputation for hearing the word "unfilmable" and then proceeding to show he has absolutely no idea what the word means. This has led to such movies as Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and perhaps most impossibly, Alien 3. Actually, that last one was less "can't film" and more "shouldn't film", but I digress.
It probably surprised nobody, then, that Fincher is currently working with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike to film the adaption of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, a labyrinthine thriller about a wife's disappearance. It features unreliable narrators, twists, insanity—basically all the things that seem to light David Fincher's candle.
Now it looks like Gone Girl may hold surprises even for loyal fans of the book. Specifically, it looks like Flynn will be changing the ending of the story, which is pretty big news for those who have read it.
"Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it. He would say, 'This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch,'" Flynn, who wrote the script for "Gone Girl," told EW (transcript via The Dissolve).
This isn't exactly a groundbreaking tactic. The film adaptation of Thomas Harris' third Hannibal novel featured a very different ending than the book after a new finale was approved by Harris. And fanboys have been in a constant state of exploding ever since the end of the Watchmen adaptation featured a nuclear threat instead of a gigantic space squid. Both moves elicited positive and negative reactions from fans and newbies alike.
So what do you think? Are you willing to give the film a chance? Does it depend on the ending they write?
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