“I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer.”
David Fincher is one of our greatest working filmmakers so it shouldn't come as a surprise that his latest film, the buzzy adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling mystery novel "Gone Girl," is one of the most anticipated films of 2014. It even ranked #3 on this list of the 25 most anticipated movies of 2014. After teasing a teaser for the trailer (yes, a teaser for a trailer) over the weekend and releasing a poster, 20th Century Fox has finally revealed the full trailer for the crime drama. Opening on October 3, 2014, a weekend that most recently worked wonders for "Argo" and "Gravity" (both commercially, critically and um… Oscar-ly), "Gone Girl" stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Patrick Fugit in major roles. For the uninitiated, the synopsis of the novel is as follows:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky 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 left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
David Fincher is the director of such films as the Oscar-winning films "The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" as well as classics like "Fight Club," "Zodiac," and "Seven." Watch the trailer above.