Trent Reznor Calls David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' a 'Nasty Film' and Darker Than He Expected

Ben Affleck in Gone Girl
Ben Affleck in Gone Girl
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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are back working with David Fincher, providing the score for his latest film, Gone Girl on the heels of scoring both The Social Network (for which they won an Oscar) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So far we've only seen a trailer for the new film (watch below), but Reznor has seen it and in a new interview with EW he says it was much darker than he expected.

"This film has been really fun to work on. It's been an interesting challenge with some different parameters, and it keeps us on our toes. That's what makes it good," he told the magazine. "It's a much darker film than I was expecting. The book is not exactly uplifting or happy, but it's a nasty film."

He's been working on the film while touring North America with Soundgarden, promoting his latest Nine Inch Nails album "Hesitation Marks" and adds, "I've been working on it pretty much all this year on and off during the gaps, and we've got a good portion of the composition in good shape... I've seen the film a number of times, and we're deep into the integration part of it. I would hope by the time we leave for Soundgarden that it's smooth sailing. And if it isn't, there will be a studio set up in every hotel room until it is."

Gone Girl releases in theaters on October 3. The film is based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn telling the story of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) who reports that his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

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  • GregDinskisk

    I had a feeling it's gonna be. That picture Fincher took for EW had a very twisted aura about it...

  • Driver

    Interstellar needs to give me a hell of a trailer cause Gone Girl is trying to get its place on my most anticipated movies of the year list.

    • EPayneDDS

      Interstellar's trailer is great, still like a full length teaser. Almost like it sums up the first 20 minutes of the movie, then cuts off.

  • kevinb

    Encouraging news. I felt the book lost momentum midway through, Reznor's comments give me hope both the screenplay and film remedied that !

  • SmartFilm

    Is it reprehensible that this makes it much more appealing to me?

  • andyluvsfilms

    I think this film could largely rest on Affleck's performance, i do like him but he's a bit one note. As for 'darkness', it's overrated, i'm just hoping for a good drama.

    • lalecture

      I think it lies equally on Rosmund’s performance as well. She has big shoes to fill for this role. Amy is a very complex character. Getting her right really is the key to the film’s success or lack there of.

      • andyluvsfilms

        As long as there's mutants in it, i'll be a happy man.

      • Kyle Moyers

        I was lucky enough to be an extra in 4 of the scenes. One was the Amy press conference. She is ridiculous hot but she is a really good actress. Fincher is known for getting a ton of takes per scene and these were no different. One scene we filmed for a whole day (16 hrs.) and part of the next. The direction he gave them between takes per scene started off exactly how they are portrayed in the book and then got steadily darker as they went.

  • Gabi Cordless

    Its a nasty book with a horrible ending

  • lalecture

    I loved the book. But then, I am a huge murder mystery fan. My favorite genre. Gone Girl was a favorite book of mine last year. It is dark. The film, if made accurately, should be dark. Hopefully, the ending is incredibly approprié.

  • PeedroPaula

    I don't care what the movie is like; the only thing that I'm interested in is the score!