Gillian Flynn May Write a 'Gone Girl' Sequel Book or Movie, So Keep Your Fingers Crossed That She Follows Through
Looks like the nightmare may not be over yet: Gillian Flynn recently revealed that she would be open to a Gone Girl sequel. And that could be for either the book or the Golden Globe-nominated movie (or both!), so there's a lot to get excited about. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Flynn said that the prospect of a sequel “could be really fun…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.”
No. I don’t think so, either.
The possibility of a sequel to the bestseller has been floating around for some time. In an interview with BuzzFeed this past October, Flynn hinted that she “might have to dip back in on them in 10 years and see what they’ve wrought." The spawn of Satan, perhaps? But in this interview, Flynn offers some promisingly concrete ideas, especially in terms of a sequel to the David Fincher-directed movie. "I would have to have the exact same people to do it — I would want Rosamund, Ben and Fincher to do it."
While plans for a Gone Girl sequel remain conjecture (albeit conjecture with a veritable go-ahead from its author/screenplay writer — progress!), you can start marking your calendars for the page-to-screen adaptations of Flynn’s two other, and equally creepy, novels, Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A Dark Places movie is slated for a 2015 release, with French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner at the helm of a star-studded cast that includes Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult, and Chloe Grace Moretz. And Flynn will be teaming up with David Fincher again, to adapt Sharp Objects as an HBO series.
In the wake of Gone Girl’s crazy success, both literary and cinematic, we can hope that the studio will be on board to make a sequel a reality. May it include the follow-up to a full-frontal Ben Affleck, as well? That's a mystery we'll have to wait to see.