Gillian Flynn

Both David Fincher’s HBO ‘Utopia’ and ‘Video Synchronicity’ Might Be Dead

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 3 days ago
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We weren’t terribly broken up to learn that David Fincher’s ‘80s music comedy Video Synchronicity had halted production, though those angling for his and Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn’s take on U.K. series Utopia, complete with Rooney Mara in the lead, may be in for some bad news. Neither may happen now, as HBO may not see eye to eye with Fincher anymore

David Fincher’s ‘Strangers on a Train’ Remake Won’t Be Happening Anytime Soon

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by Britt Hayes July 22, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
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Earlier this year, it was announced that the Gone Girl team of David Fincher, author / screenwriter Gillian Flynn and Ben Affleck would be combining their forces once again for a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. The remake would offer a bit of a twist on the original, and it sounded like a very exciting project. You shouldn’t get too excited, though, because according to Flynn it’s going to be a while before this one happens.

Rooney Mara in Talks to Headline HBO David Fincher-Gillian Flynn Drama ‘Utopia’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2015 @ 8:08 PM
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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from the front of Gone Girl pair David Fincher and Gillian Flynn’s Utopia adaptation at HBO, but with Fincher’s Video Synchronicity seemingly on ice, Utopia may again rise. And what better way to get things moving, than reuniting with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara?

Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ Hires ‘Gone Girl’ Writer Gillian Flynn

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by Britt Hayes March 27, 2015 @ 5:41 PM
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Now here’s some absolutely heavenly news: we heard a while back that one of Steve McQueen’s upcoming projects is a big screen remake of the BBC miniseries Widows, about a group of women performing a major heist. While that project already sounds great on its own, it just got a little more exciting with the addition of Gone Girl author/screenwiter Gillian Flynn, who knows a thing or two about edgy, female-driven stories.

‘Dark Places’ Trailer: Charlize Theron Gets in on That ‘Gone Girl’ Action

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by Jacob Hall March 5, 2015 @ 11:24 AM
When David Fincher’s Gone Girl became an overnight critical and box office sensation, you just know that everyone involved in Dark Places did a little dance when no one was looking. When they started production on the film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, they were just making a thriller. Now, they’ve made the second movie based on a book by the woman who wrote Gone Girl. And yes, that book gets name-dropped in the first Dark Places trailer. Because why not ride that wave?

Ben Affleck, David Fincher, and Gillian Flynn to Reteam For ‘Strangers On a Train’ Remake

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by Matt Singer January 13, 2015 @ 1:11 PM
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Google “Gone Girl” and “Hitchcockian” and you get 37,400 results. (37,401, once this piece goes up.) Critics and viewers hailed David Fincher’s adaptation of author (and screenwriter) Gillian Flynn’s domestic drama as a superb modern version of an old-school thriller by the Master of Suspense. Whether that was Fincher and Flynn’s goal all along, or simply an interesting byproduct of their work, it’s interesting in light of today’s news that Fincher and Flynn are looking to reteam—along with their ‘Gone Girl’ star, Ben Affleck—on a remake of one of Hitchcock’s most beloved films, 1951’s ‘Strangers on a Train.’

‘Gone Girl’ Author and Screenwriter Gillian Flynn Is Open to the Possibility of a Sequel

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by Britt Hayes January 12, 2015 @ 5:25 PM
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David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ was unsurprisingly one of the most talked about films of 2014—based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (who adapted her own story for the screen), the film took a wry and often cynical look at relationships, gender dynamics, and the darker side of marriage, all wrapped up in the alluring package of a mystery thriller. For those curious about what happens to the main characters of the film once the movie ends, Flynn is now teasing the possibility of a sequel.

Reel Women: How 'Gone Girl' Defies the Strong Female Character

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by Britt Hayes October 3, 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl' was a divisive novel upon release in 2012, analyzed and picked apart, often scrutinized and questioned for its depiction of central character Amy Dunne -- was she a "strong female character" or a strong enough female character, and just what the hell does that phrase even mean anymore? It's almost derogatory now. There was perhaps no one better to adapt Flynn's pulpy work than David Fincher, whose film version hits theaters this week and faithfully adapts Flynn's story, serving as an indictment of media vultures and the toxicity of marriage. But it goes one (and even more) further than that, hitting on something imperative to Flynn's novel: how we want to perceive Amy, and how we feel about her as a character when that perception is challenged.

'Gone Girl': 14 Differences Between the Book and the Movie

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by Kate Erbland September 27, 2014 @ 2:10 PM
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Bestselling author Gillian Flynn may have penned the script for the very first film based on one of her novels -- David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' -- but that doesn't mean that the writer balked at slicing and dicing her own work. We've known for a quite some time (since January, when Fincher's film was the cover story on Entertainment Weekly, to be precise) that Flynn had changed her own story for the big screen, with a big emphasis placed on mixing around the feature's third act.

'Gone Girl' Cast at New York Film Festival: The Only Stable Character Is the Cat

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by Nick Romano September 27, 2014 @ 12:21 PM
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"The only really stable character in this house is the cat," remarked a reporter at the press conference following the screening of 'Gone Girl' that kicked off the New York Film Festival. But as Tyler Perry said, "You haven't met the cat."