Gone Girl: First Trailer & Poster

Posted by The Daily Zombies Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With David Fincher set to return to the cinema with Gone Girl this October, 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for the thriller based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. 



While we haven't the chance to check out Gone Girl, the best-selling thriller novel of the same name written by Gillian Flynn, our anticipation for the film adaptation of the novel by David Fincher has been well-adjusted since our First Look at the film courtesy of the coverage by Entertainment Weekly back in January. 

With the thriller set to open in October, 20th Century Fox has quietly released the first trailer of the film, cleverly subverting the unknowing audience's expectations from a straight story into what appears to be a much darker tale with a monster at the end of it. Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the trailer. 





The recently-released poster takes on a viral marketing approach.

The first official image for the film released via 20th Century Fox’s Twitter.


Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

And here’s the synopsis for the original novel written by Gillian Flynn:

Marriage can be a real killer.

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. TheChicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Gone Girl is currently scheduled for release on 3rd October 2014.

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