Ben Affleck’s hot streak is continuing, as he is starring in David Fincher’s next film Gone Girl. He used to be a punchline, now he is a lead in a Fincher movie. It’s been a while since we got a film from Fincher though, as he has been hard at work in developing House of Cards. His last film was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a thriller starring Daniel Craig/James Bond and Rooney Mara, which was released in 2011. Three years is a good while without a Fincher film.
Fincher’s work is always so neat and fresh and his vision is amazingly consistent film to film, even if the subject matter is drastically different. He is a superb director who will surely be looked at for a nod for Best Director at this year’s Oscars. Just look at his track record.
For me, when I watched this trailer, I was reminded of Zodiac. I’m not sure why, but the look just oozed Zodiac. Even if we are in a different time period and location, the brooding darkness remains the same. And the eerie cover of “She” gives the trailer a little extra suspense and mystery to a film that will surely be loaded with suspense and mystery.
Gone Girl hits theaters on October 3, 2014.