movie news: First teaser trailer released for Fincher’s Gone Girl

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movie news: First teaser trailer released for Fincher’s Gone Girl

Finally got around to watching the Gone Girl teaser trailer and I have to say… it looks like a cracker.

Now, I have had trouble with procedural crime drama films before. I’m not sure… but I think that hours, days and probably years of religious-like viewing of Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Without A Trace etc.. has left me a little jaded with the genre. It just might be possible. That’s all I’m saying.

I certainly feel like I didn’t appreciate Prisoners (review) as much as most people. I mean, it was good… sure. But it was no Oscar contender like some people were saying.

On the other hand, David Fincher has a track record of Oscar class procedural crime drama. Se7en anyone? Zodiac? Of course, both film were shamefully passed over for nominations like Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film… but as far as I’m concerned, they should have been up there.

What of Gone Girl though? Based on the 2012 US bestseller by Gillian Flynn, this latest crime outing from Fincher stars Ben Affleck of all people, as the husband of the titular missing girl. Rosamund Pike is the one who’s gone. The trailer below is just a teaser but I did watch it in a bit of a distracted manner so as to avoid spoilers. What I saw didn’t look particularly spoilerish though given how typical the central plot seems to be.

Am I super sure about Ben Affleck in a Fincher film? Not really, but looking back over his resume, I wouldn’t fault even one of his lead male choices so far.

In Fincher we trust.

Gone Girl is set for US, UK and Irish cinemas on 3rd October 2014

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