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At the tender age of 21, the British actress was cast as the sultry Miranda Frost, a sword-wielding vixen in the James Bond film “Die Another Day,” her first studio feature. She powdered on enough makeup to look a decade older, donned a black sports bra, and met an untimely demise with a knife to her heart. Onscreen, she was killed by Halle Berry. Offscreen, she suffered a far worse blow to her budding career.
The baggage of playing a Bond Girl backfired. “It cemented a sort of patrician, frigid, English, standoffish cold image,” says Pike, over breakfast in September at the Toronto Film Festival. “People think I lie about my age. I never had a chance to do those young roles.” After her high-profile gig in the 2002 Bond picture, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
David Fincher has been receiving rave reviews for this weekend's thriller Gone Girl, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, but instead of focusing on his next feature film, the director is shifting focus to television projects such as HBO's Utopia. During a recent interview with The Guardian, David Fincher confirmed he is directing every Season 1 episode, which will "keep him busy for most of 2015."
We first reported on the project earlier this year, with the director teaming up with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to adapt the original U.K. series Utopia into an American series. The show follows a graphic novel which has attained cult status after it predicted a series of global catastrophes. The series centers on a group of rabid fans who find a manuscript for the novel's sequel, as they are being pursued by an organization known as "The Network".
Here's what David Fincher had »
Final Update, 3:30 Pm: Final grosses have been updated for the following films: The Equalizer, The Maze Runner, The Boxtrolls, Annabelle, Lucy, Hercules, Into the Storm, Let’s Be Cops, The Drop, If I Stay, The Dwarf, Boyhood, Get On Up, Sex Tape, horror films The Purge: Anarchy and As Above/So Below, 22 Jump Street, El Nino, Relatos Salvajes, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, and the big U.S. tentpoles Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also added are the thriller about hacking
2Nd Update, 6:37 Pm Pt: Despite the arrival of The Equalizer on 4,994 international screens, for a total take of $19M (including Village Roadshow markets), and the continued effort of The Maze Runner, this was a reasonably quiet overseas weekend whose initial estimates for the Top 10 studio releases are down about 15% on last frame. Those numbers don »
- Nancy Tartaglione
With a new David Fincher film set for release this Friday (the highly anticipated Gone Girl, obviously), talk has turned to what the filmmaker will do next. There was a significant wait between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, as Fincher was developing his 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake at Disney for some time before the project floundered. More recently, Fincher flirted with possibly reteaming with Aaron Sorkin on Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, but he walked when Sony was unwilling to give him the kind of creative control he was insisting upon (no doubt still sour from the contentious Dragon Tattoo production). He also even took a meeting on Star Wars, but turned it down. Fincher recently said that he will be focusing on his HBO series Utopia for all of 2015, and now we know why: the filmmaker has revealed that he intends to direct every »
- Adam Chitwood
I can't tell you exactly when I first saw David Fincher's Se7en. I definitely saw it in theaters on or around when it was released on September 22, 1995, and after seeing it I know I quickly ran to purchase the film's soundtrack, not because I necessarily loved Howard Shore's score, but because that's what I did back then. In the days before short theatrical windows and immediate DVD releases, purchasing the score was my way of preserving the experience of seeing a movie I truly loved. In this case I could listen to Shore's "Suite from Se7en" or "Portrait of John Doe" and immediately find myself back in the seedy, noir world Fincher envisioned, Andrew Kevin Walker scripted (read it here*) and Darius Khondji photographed. It was the films of David Fincher that first caused me to start looking at movies differently. Se7en and then Fight Club were »
- Brad Brevet
Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a couple whose marriage severely hits the rocks, is the tenth feature in Fincher's 20-year career. Digital Spy picks out some of the highlights from his previous nine films below...
1. Alien 3's death of Ripley (1992)
Fincher himself is no big fan of his directorial debut Alien³, a blockbuster that experienced a turbulent production and was ultimately disowned by the man calling the shots behind the camera. That said, it featured a watershed moment for the franchise - Ripley sacrificing herself while a Xenomorph bursts through her chest, desperate to escape certain death.
2. Seven's "What's in the box? »
Back in 2012, before J.J. Abrams landed the job of directing Star Wars: Episode VII, David Fincher.s name was linked to the upcoming film. As it turned out, those early rumors weren.t just speculation . Fincher actually spoke with producer Kathleen Kennedy about the job, but things never quite came together for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo filmmaker. Now he.s revealing what happened. Fincher is currently out doing press events to promote his latest feature, Gone Girl, and he recently sat down for a chat with the folks over at Total Film. During the course of the discussion, Episode VII came up and Fincher revealed how he envisioned Star Wars, and why he probably wasn.t the best fit for the gig. It.s a tantalizing bit of sci-fi history, if only because it allows us all to sit back and ponder just what a Fincher Star »
★★★☆☆David Fincher knew exactly what he was getting himself into when he agreed to take on the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn′s bestselling Gone Girl. Like 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (also based on a popular page-turner), Gone Girl (2014) attempts to marry the innately pulpy sensibilities of its source material with its director's calculated, meticulous approach to storytelling. While devoted fans of the book will likely come away pleased with what they see here, there is a sense that Fincher is a filmmaker somewhat in stasis, content with shooting ever-so edgy holiday reads as his passion projects fall by the wayside. Though some artfulness is dredged up amongst the trash, there's plenty to perturb and perplex. »
- CineVue UK
David Fincher has a sterling track record when it comes to adapting novels, from Chuck Palahniuck’s Fight Club to 2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. And once again, Fincher brings his observant, rigorous filmmaking style to a book: this time, it’s Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller, Gone Girl.
On the surface, married couple Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) have everything the average American could possibly want: good looks, a big house in a pleasant area of Missouri. Even their cat has its own bedroom. But something darker lurks beneath the wafer-thin surface: the house is a rental, the couple were forced to move there when Nick’s mother fell sick and they both lost their jobs in New York, and worse still, the loving spark that once flickered »
Director: David Fincher
Running Time: 149 minutes
Synopsis: When Nick’s wife is apparently kidnapped from their home, he becomes the focus of a media circus. But is he completely innocent of her mysterious disappearance?
Seven years after Gone Baby Gone and it still feels like Ben Affleck is riding the wave of a monumental hero’s return – even without the cowl. Now, making good on the promise of his early career (well, Good Will Hunting at least), Affleck has emerged from a near-decade of piss-weak cinema as one of the heavyweights. How fitting then, that an actor who’s done sterling work in changing the audience’s perception of him should lead the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a film that beneath the layers is essentially about perception – and, perhaps more importantly, how it’s manipulated. »
- Tom Fordy
The latest stop on the Fall Festival circuit hit the Big Apple Friday night with the opening of the New York Film Festival, which boasts two World Premieres as its key draw for Awards Season attention. They include Warner Bros.’ Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Inherent Vice next Saturday, and of course Friday night’s unveiling of the much-awaited film adaptation of the best seller Gone Girl from 20th Century Fox and New Regency which screened at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to strong reaction from all reports. I wasn’t there, as I am in L.A. and have already seen most of what the Nyff is offering. A lot of it consists of retreads from other fests going as far back as Cannes (too many titles to mention), even Sundance (with the brilliant Whiplash). And Gone Girl was simultaneously screened for west coast awards pundits at 3 p.m. Pt »
- Pete Hammond
Written by Gillian Flynn
Directed by David Fincher
There’s something rotten in the state of Missouri, as one man’s wife has gone missing and he takes on the role of primary suspect, looking guiltier with every grimace. David Fincher’s latest film is Gone Girl, based on the best-selling novel from Gillian Flynn. It’s a film that festers and feels dead inside, but imbued with a lively pessimism, a stinging bitterness. It’s one of Fincher’s best films in years.
Fincher is an expert chemist when it comes to concocting the nastiest tales of cynicism and darkness. Gone Girl may not be the culmination of his efforts to date, but it’s undoubtedly a sinister piece of work. There’s an oppressive air within the film, from its meticulously created soundscape and score (from Fincher alums Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) to its plasticized aesthetic. »
- Kyle Turner
Tonight the New York Film Festival showed off the first of its wares with the opening night world premiere of David Fincher's "Gone Girl." A faithful adaptation of Gillian Flynn's twisted 2012 page-turner, it brings a very different swagger into the season, one of cynicism, the cold chill of deep truths ripe for the kind of dead-faced satire the filmmaker has bathed them in here. But is it an Oscar player for Fox or will the Academy flinch? (I hate myself for even typing that sentence, trust me.) Fincher may not want to play the awards season game anymore after having a lot of the fight taken out of him by his last two campaigns, but here "Gone Girl" is anyway, with a big, splashy premiere at a prestigious fall festival and a release pattern square in the corridor that has proved useful for the last couple of Best Picture winners. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The evil genius returns. David Fincher has thrown the doors to the bedroom of modern society wide open, showing us how deceptive and twisted some people in this world can be - the "ugly truth" has been revealed. His latest film is Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel about a married couple: Nick and Amy Dunne. Closer to Zodiac or Fight Club in tone and style rather than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fincher's Gone Girl starts out as a mystery, evolves into a dark comedy, and twists itself around a self-reflective look at the follies and fallacies of the American dream. I love watching Fincher films. He's one of the few directors that can spend as much time as he wants telling a story, and it doesn't bother me one bit. Gone Girl runs an extensive 145 minutes, »
- Alex Billington
By Anjelica Oswald
Tonight’s world premiere of Gone Girl marks the start of the 52nd New York Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel and stars Ben Affleck as Nick, a man at the center of an investigation surrounding his missing wife (Rosamund Pike). The film has been gaining Oscar buzz since March and will be released in theaters Oct. 3. Here is a list of 10 things you should about Gone Girl:
Gone Girl is Flynn’s third novel and her second New York Times bestseller. It sold 1.9 million copies in 2012 and was only surpassed by the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. She is currently working on two novels, one of which is for young adults. Flynn also wrote the screenplay for the film. Though there was speculation that the end would be changed, »
- Anjelica Oswald
The film-festival circuit this time of year is not unlike presidential-primary season. Venice or Telluride are sort of like the Iowa caucus, an important first step for a film to generate some name recognition and Oscar buzz—but not exactly the setting for a coronation. Toronto is the traditional Oscar-campaign battleground, a sort of New Hampshire primary that often separates the contenders from the pretenders. Last year, Toronto unofficially nominated 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and Dallas Buyers Club, and those films went on to collect major awards.
But this year, the races still remain wide open after the first new rounds, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Before you see the movie, listen to the score. Ahead of the nationwide release of Ben Affleck‘s new movie “Gone Girl,” NPR is streaming the soundtrack for the film in its entirety. See video: New ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer Suggests That Ben Affleck Murdered His Wife “Gone Girl” marks the third collaboration between Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who previously composed the music for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Social Network,” the latter of which won them an Academy Award. All three films were directed by David Fincher. The full one-hour-and-26-minute soundtrack for “Gone Girl” is available online at www. »
- Ryan O'Connell
With the release of the movie just over a week away, you can now stream the entire soundtrack for Gone Girl on NPR's website, which you can listen to here. David Fincher has now completed the hat-trick with composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, having worked with them on both The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've enjoyed their collaborations previously, and listened to a couple of tracks from the soundtrack ("What Have We Done To Each Otherc" and "Empty Places"), and they are pretty much what we have come to expect from a Reznor and Ross collaboration. They are slow, moody tracks with heavy use of synthesizers. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but I was hoping for at least a little variation on what they do. It might be I listened to the two wrong tracks, and every other one is vastly different. »
- Mike Shutt
David Fincher's Gone Girl is only a little over a week away, and the movie will mark his third collaboration with musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The duo previously handled the score The Social Network (for which they won an Oscar) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and their electronic music perfectly suits Fincher's slightly off-kilter, cold, mocking style. The full Gone Girl score has gone online, and while it's not necessarily music you'll kick back and relax to, it does have a strong blend of uneasy peace and angry noise that should perfectly suit the picture. Click over to NPR to listen to the full score. The film opens October 3rd and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Scoot McNairy, Missi Pyle, Casey Wilson, Emily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick Harris. And speaking of David Fincher, click here to »
- Matt Goldberg
David Fincher’s follow up to “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is one of the most anticipated movies of 2014. “Gone Girl” is based on Gillian Flynn best-selling novel of the same name and features an all-star cast working with the very notable director. Sony released the film’s first teaser trailer, which looks compelling. The TV spot features Richard Butler’s cover of the Charles Aznavour ballad “She,” if you were wondering. Read the plot synopsis for “Gone Girl” below (via ComingSoon.net): “Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
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