'Gone Girl' Author Wrote New Ending for David Fincher's Adaptation
For anyone who read Gillian Flynn's thriller Gone Girl, and thought that the film adaptation from director David Fincher wouldn't have any surprises, think again. In the latest print issue of Entertainment Weekly (via The Film Stage), it's revealed that the author actually wrote an entirely new ending while adapting her own book into the screenplay. Speaking with EW, Flynn said, "Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it. He would say, ‘This is a whole new third act! She literally threw that third act out and started from scratch.’” This writer hasn't read the book, so you'll get no speculation from me, but this is a cool update.
With Fincher at the helm, this was bound to be a must-see this year anyway. But for fans of the book who were excited to see Flynn's novel on the big screen, this means there's something new and captivating for everyone. Of course, as with every adaptation, there will be naysayers complaining that the book wasn't as good as the movie, or that the movie wasn't exactly like the book. But their complaints should be shunned now that Flynn is the one making the changes to the script from her own book. At the end of the day, movies will never be just like books and vice versa. Just watch the movie and enjoy it. Sound good?