‘Gone Girl’ Author and Screenwriter Gillian Flynn Is Open to the Possibility of a Sequel
David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ was 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.
But could it actually happen? In an interview with New York Daily News, Flynn was asked about the possibility of a sequel, and she seemed open to the idea:
There could be a sequel at some point if everyone is game to get the gang back together, it could be really fun a few years from now to pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on—not well I don’t think
And here’s where we get into spoiler territory:
As you’ll recall, the end of ‘Gone Girl’ featured Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne wearily reconciling with sociopathic wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), who disappeared and made it seem as though Nick had murdered her. After “escaping” her ex-boyfriend’s house and making it look like she murdered him in self defense for holding her captive, Amy reveals that she’s pregnant with Nick’s baby, conceived with the assistance of some previously frozen sperm. Romantic!
We’re left wondering what happens to Nick and Amy once she has the baby and he’s stuck with a wife who was perilously close to succeeding in her plan to frame him for murder. It can’t be a great situation. But Flynn says she’s only open to doing the sequel if she can reunite the original team:
I would have to have the exact same people to do it—I would want Rosamund [Pike], Ben [Affleck] and Fincher to do it.
David Fincher has never made a sequel to one of his own films, and following the underwhelming reception to his remake of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,’ it’s seemed increasingly unlikely that he’ll ever make the sequels to that film. But there’s a first time for everything, and if anyone can pull off a sequel to ‘Gone Girl,’ it’s Flynn and Fincher.
The pair are currently working on the upcoming HBO series ‘Utopia,’ which Flynn is writing and producing alongside Fincher, who will direct the entire first season. The series, based on the original UK series of the same name, goes into production this year.