Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn caused a stir when she suggested a total reworking of her book’s third act in David Fincher’s upcoming film adaptation.
She’s since backtracked slightly in a recent Reddit AMA, saying, “those reports have been greatly exaggerated.”
“The script has to be different from the book in some ways – you have to find a way to externalize all those internal thoughts and you have to do more with less room and you just don’t have room for everything. But the mood, tone and spirit of the book are very much intact.”
Her book tells of an epic manhunt for a missing woman, played by Rosamund Pike, and the public suspicion that mounts on her husband (Ben Affleck).
It’ll be interesting to see how Flynn – also acting as screenwriter – and Fincher will bring the novel’s unique structure to the screen.
We’ll find out how it works when it hits cinemas later this year.
Here’s the teaser trailer: