Flynn, is portrayed as a reasonably sharp individual. Earlier this year, she said she would be open to making a gone girl movie sequel if the cast and director david fincher returned. But far from just being a mindless thriller, gone girl is a literary pageturner that is smart and witty. Gone girls ending rewritten for movie adaptation the guardian. The book had its moments and a great twist in the middle.
It is a sequel to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during, and after the main events of that film, and is very loosely based on the battle of artemisium and the battle of salamis with considerable altering of historical facts. What movie would you like to have no sequel andor no remake. Jan 10, 2014 gone girl stars ben affleck opposite britains rosamund pike as a couple, nick and amy dunne, who quit new york for the midwest after nick loses his job. Rise of an empire is a 2014 american period action film written and produced by zack snyder and directed by noam murro. The following article contains many, many spoilers for david finchers gone girl. David fincher reveals why he cast ben affleck in gone girl.
If a sequel to gone girl is made, there is no doubt, that it will have rosamund. Gone girl author gillian flynn has teased the possibility of a sequel. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the gone girl whirlwind tour. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Gone girl is soon to be a major motion picture from twentieth century fox. These book club discussion questions will help your reading group explore the plot, themes, and ideas raised in the novel. It was published by crown publishing group in june 2012. Oct 05, 2014 gone girl is exactly the kind of thing that gets casual moviegoers out of the house, and its success is a net positive for the industry as a whole. Too obvious because both are female writers who happen to have had bestselling books optioned. Oct 01, 2014 will there ever be a sequel to gone girl that will finally give us some. Gone girl is an example of mystery, suspense, and crime genres. For me, the entire book had a dreamlike feel to it, so i dont think it was surprising to have an ending that defied logic or expectations. Cincinnati city beat, john kelly a highly original thriller thats also a razorsharp depiction of a relationship gone off the.
How does this phenomenon influence the way we judge news stories. The very dark, evil parts of the book are still intact. Strayed it never occurred to me, not once, that the book would be. That sets up all kinds of possibilities, but the author has yet to pen either a book or script.
The novel soon made the new york times best seller list. Gone girl by gillian flynn book club discussion questions. Gillian flynn author of gone girl, dark places and sharp. Does it have an impact on the criminal justice system. Some critics and fans have complained that its not terribly fun and a downer, but wb is sitting pretty atop recordbreaking box office and an. Oct 10, 2014 the uncanny thing about gone girl is that the violations that amy stages have a way of coming true. Spoiler page for gone girl by gillian flynn book journey. Why do you think the author wrote her as nicks twin. What is surprising is the fact that the author and former entertainment weekly tv critic has never seen a single soul read her bestselling novel. Nov 08, 2012 gone girl doesnt have a twist not really. I didnt write it as an open ending to set up a sequel at all.
Gone girl is a thriller novel in the mystery and crime genres, by the american writer gillian flynn. Gone girl is a fantasy, of course, and it takes place in a dream world, not reality. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl in 2012. While dark places originated in the same mind as gone girl, its a separate and selfcontained story. Its more like a cyclone on steroids, with farm animals and houses zooming by really fast. Jan 18, 2015 gone girl author gillian flynn has teased the possibility of a sequel. Consider the example of the north carthage police, and also tanner bolts ongoing advice to nick. Given the enormous success of both gone girl the novel and gone girl the film, its no surprise that novelist gillian flynn would be open to the idea of a sequel. But, if youre still itching for more stories like gone girl, theres a handful of novels here that will do the trick, and theres always flynns two other novels. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these specific ways. Flynn has published three novels, sharp objects, dark places, and gone girl, all three of which have been adapted for film or television. Tyler perry thinks gone girl 2 can happen screen rant. Talking with the authors of gone girl and wild the new york times. I just finished gillian flynns gone girl after weeks of only being able to read a little bit at a time.
The author of the book and screenplay, gillian flynn, says shed be open to it if all the pieces fit. Gillian flynn, left, author of gone girl, and cheryl strayed, author of. The movie is suspenseful and slow building, many times showing events from the past that help you put the pieces into place. Not only has her third novel gone girl been a giant critical and commercial success, its become part of the zeitgeist, stirring heated conversation. Tyler perry is the latest cast member of 2014s gone girl to suggest that a sequel to the twisted thriller could be worth considering. Gone girl by gillian flynn book summary on a warm summer morning in north arthage, missouri, it is nick and amys fifth wedding anniversary. Oct 06, 2014 obviously, this post includes many spoilers about the gone girl movie and book. Even though dark places and gone girl are not related by plot or character, the newer film is sure to appeal to fans of the fincher thriller. At first glance, it seems like it would be pretty obvious whats up with gone girls titleits a book about a girl who disappears, which means shes, well, gone.
Rumors of a potential sequel to the novel and film have been circulating pretty much since gone girl first hit theaters. Gone girl author gillian flynn has said that she might consider writing a sequel as it would be fun to revisit them and this story. Apr 22, 2014 gone girl is a fastpaced, always surprising pageturner of a bookgone girl is a superbly crafted novel by a talented and daring young writer and it will keep you guessing until the very last sentence. Heres what fans of the novel will miss in the film. In 2012, gillian flynns third novel, gone girl, was published. If you have not seen the film, and do not wish to read details about the ending, please click. First of all, when we talk about a gone girl sequel. The biggest differences between the gone girl movie and the book. Atwood hints at handmaids tale sequel in extended audiobook. Gone girls ending is different from the book in these.
James is seeking more control over the sequel by writing the script herself. In fact, dark places was actually published before gone. Author gillian flynn leaves door open for gone girl sequel. Heres how gillian flynn defended the ending of gone girl. May 20, 2016 tyler perry thinks gone girl 2 can happen. Is gillian flynn planning to write a sequel to gone girl. My edition had 460 pages and by page 300 i was just getting bored. As far as sex goes, a man performs oral sex on a woman in a 20 second scene. Theron as another indelible female character like her soul sister amy dunne. And maybe that elusive gone girl sequel isnt too far off after all. May 19, 2012 gone girl switches between nicks narrative, as the hunt for the beautiful, blond amy consumes the attention of americas media, and amys diary, as she writes about the early days of their. Well have to wait to see if a sequel ever does come to fruition. If youre still thinking about the book and have your opinions on it, i think its a great thing. Ive mentioned before that i actually dont find it horrible to watch the movie before reading.
While gone girl was a better example of how to condense a book into a film, you might still have found yourself wondering exactly what gillian flynn changed in her screenplay as you walked out of. The david fincher adaptation of gillian flynns novel gone girl spit me out onto a sunny. Is man of steels big spoiler turning off audiences as. The bestselling author of gone girl, dark places and sharp objects. Samantha irbys 10 favorite books gone girl, the outsider, made for love, and more. I was hoping that the ending of the movie would differ from the book.
Gone girl by gillian flynn was one of the big suspense novels of 2012. Speaking to parade, flynn said of the chances of a followup. In fact, this would be easier for me to just say which classics i do want a remake of. Its as if she doesnt invent abuse so much as anticipate it. And yes, despite rumors to the contrary, the film does having the same ending as the novel. Flynn wrote the adaptations for the 2014 gone girl. Gone girl goes to the darkest reaches of irrelationship. The psychological thriller tells the story of nick dunne, a man who is suspected of murdering his wife, amy, after she goes missing. Duh maybe thats true, but theres more to flynns title choice than meets the eyeand in a lot of ways, its actually describing amy herse. Gillian flynns barbed and brilliant gone girl has two deceitful, disturbing.
Gillian flynn says there could be a gone girl sequel at some. Gillian flynn is the author of the runaway hit gone girl, an international sensation that has spent more than eightyfive weeks on the new york times bestseller list. Feb 19, 2015 now that fifty shades of grey has become an international box office phenomenon, author e. But ill start off with the absolute leavethemalone movies the outlaw josey wales. If you need a refresher, basically the book ended with amy having returned to nick after faking her own disappearance and trying to frame him for. Oct 07, 2014 is gillian flynn planning to write a sequel to gone girl. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when nick dunnes clever and beautiful wife disappears from. She asks very pointed questions of amy after the latters return to the scene of the crime that never. Of course, thats no promise that atwood is planning to write a handmaids tale sequel. Perfect prep for gone with the wind quizzes and tests you might have in school.
Oct 08, 2014 gone girl is a fantasy, of course, and it takes place in a dream world, not reality. Gillian flynn says there could be a gone girl sequel at. Sparknotes is here for you weve got everything you need to ace or teach. Jan 12, 2015 given the enormous success of both gone girl the novel and gone girl the film, its no surprise that novelist gillian flynn would be open to the idea of a sequel. Director david finchers gone girl is my most anticipated film from the rest of 2014. What could the plot of a sequel to gone girl be like, you ask. Gone girl s ending is different from the book in these specific ways. Leaving the theatre, you have to ask yourself how connected these ideas are in real life. Sharp objects already being developed into a tv show. Oct 05, 2014 the highlyanticipated gone girl film adaptation strayed from the book s plotline in 5 key ways spoilers on how it affected the story. I like gillian flynns book well enough, but it seems to be a fantastic foundation on which fincher could. David finchers 2014 adaptation of gillian flynns 2014 novel, gone girl, is a parablealbeit extremeof the darkest elements of irrelationship. Clearly man of steel has done huge global business.388 62 1572 1283 78 145 1326 636 946 948 390 286 593 1501 49 100 31 389 434 1539 363 596 839 461 380 1001 592 412 407 128 262 209