Rarely do I see a movie and think: “Yes please more of this.” Fincher’s Gone Girl, however, ended with comfortable profits and a not-totally-gratuitous cliff-hanger. So it makes sense that the novel’s author, Gillian Flynn, recently announced that to The Daily News that she’s considering a sequel:
“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.”
“Fun” feels like the wrong word to describe Gone Girl, even in a production capacity (“add more failing marriages! Fake suicides! That’s hilarious!”). Still, there’s reason to be excited. At the end of original Gone Girl, Ben Affleck is left married to his pregnant sociopath wife, Rosamund Pike. We don’t know what’s going to happen, but we do know it’s going to be deliciously, deliciously terrible. As Flynn puts it:
“We could 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.”
God, I would love to see what happen if the Dunnes were able to turn around their marriage for the sequel. “After attempting to literally murder one another, we met up with a life coach and started jogging every morning. Now I’m happy to saw we enjoy a healthy partnership between equals.” Scary.
Gone Girl wasn’t the most progressive film of 2014, but as a glorified Law & Order episode, it thrived. Flynn also mentioned that she would want the “exact same actors involved” and doesn’t “remember seeing a full frontal.” She’s lying, but I’m happy to see what kind of creative misery she’ll cook up next.