It looks that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo helmer David Fincher is in some serious negotiations to direct an adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s novel titled Gone Girl. Funny thing, ’cause we all know that Fincher is still attached to direct that 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea project for Disney, right? Well, apparently, the Girl-thing is “a possibility”, and if you ask me – it sounds like a pretty cool story, so why not?
So, at this moment we know that Fox stands behind the whole thing, and that the movie will be based on the novel by Gillian Flynn and produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea & Leslie Dixon.
Here’s the official description of Flynn’s novel:
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?
We definitely expect to hear more about Gone Girl, (especially if Reese Witherspoon would have a role in the film as well) so make sure you stay tuned for more updates!