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Trailer Revealed For ‘Gone Girl’ Movie Adaptation

Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for the Gone Girl movie adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Ben Affleck in the lead role of Nick Dunne and actress Rosamund Pike as his spouse Amy.

Author Gillian Flynn worked with Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Fincher to change the ending of her book for the story featured in this movie. The official release date has been scheduled for October 3rd. (via The Verge)

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross to Compose ‘Gone Girl’ Score

gone-girl-book-cover-medNine Inch Nails rock star Trent Reznor and musician Atticus Ross will once again join forces to compose the score for the Gone Girl movie. Reznor confirmed the news with an announcement on Twitter.

Gillian Flynn‘s hit novel swept the bestseller lists throughout the summer of 2012. She worked closely with filmmaker David Fincher to change the ending of her book for the movie. The film adaptation comes out on October 03, 2014.

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Gillian Flynn Changes ‘Gone Girl’ Ending for Movie Adaptation

gone-girl-book-cover-medTwentieth Century Fox plans to release the movie adaptation of the hit novel, Gone Girl, on October 03, 2014. Actor Ben Affleck has taken on the role of Nick Dunne and actress Rosamund Pike plays his spouse Amy.

Director David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the adaptation process. Fincher, who also directed the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie, did not want to feel “too beholden to the source material.”

In a surprising turn of events, Flynn had deliberately changed the ending of her book for Fincher’s movie. She explained: “There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million LEGO pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie” (via The Guardian)

Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Oily ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequence

David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens with a dark and oil-splattered title sequence. According to a WIRED magazine feature, the director hired Blur Studios to create the project.

In the video embedded above, you can see how they rendered the opening visuals. The title sequence references all three books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy; some of the pieces used in it include a pressed flower, wasps, hacking tools, Lisbeth Salander’s father and the dragon tattoo.

Here’s more from the article: “To get what Fincher wanted, Blur worked with the director to pick out general and specific moments in the trilogy that could be demonstrated visually…Blur ended up with 26 moments approved by Fincher, then composed them into 252 shots of 24 frames or fewer. Each piece was created electronically using 3ds Max, RealFlow (for the oily goo), Softimage and other software, as well as 3-D scans of principal actors Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig (to get their likenesses right).” (via Shelf Awareness)

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Is the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a Superhero?

Would you consider Lisbeth Salander (a.k.a. the girl with the dragon tattoo) a superhero?

At New York Comic Con this year, a panel of veteran comic book writers and editors debated this topic; the panelists included Tom DeFalco (Marvel), Danny Fingeroth (Marvel), Paul Levitz (DC) , and Denny O’Neil (DC, Marvel). Psychologist Robin Rosenberg, editor of  The Psychology of Superheroes and The Psychology of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, acted as the moderator.

The panelists all agreed that the definition of a superhero is difficult to pin down. However, they discussed two particular qualities that many superheroes possess: a heroic role heroic and abilities that go beyond what humans are realistically capable of.

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Trent Reznor Releases Six Song Sampler from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Soundtrack

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the musical team that created the moody soundtrack for The Social Network, have just released a six-song sampler from their upcoming soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Follow this link to download the sampler, containing six atmospheric songs for your writing pleasure–a glimpse of the three hour long final album. The David Fincher-directed adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s mega-bestseller will hit theaters in mid-December.

Here’s more from Reznor, the leader of Nine Inch Nails: “For the last fourteen months Atticus and I have been hard at work … We laughed, we cried, we lost our minds and in the process made some of the most beautiful and disturbing music of our careers. The result is a sprawling three-hour opus that I am happy to announce is available for pre-order right now for as low as $11.99. The full release will be available in one week – December 9th.”

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‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Official Trailer

A leaked version of the trailer for David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo materialized on YouTube this week.

It has since been taken down (Mike Cane analyzed it shot by shot), but we’ve embedded the official trailer above–what do you think?

Read speculation about the leaked trailer’s origins here. According to Entertainment Weekly, the leaked trailer featured Trent Reznor and Karen O’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” in the background. We also saw glimpses of Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.

Eva Gabrielsson Hopes to Finish Fourth Millennium Manuscript

Eva Gabrielsson, the life-partner of the late Stieg Larsson, has written a memoir, but she also hopes to finish an incomplete Millennium series manuscript.

While no plot details have been revealed, The New York Post reports that Gabrielsson is promising fans a Lisbeth Salander story where she “little by little frees herself from her ghosts and her enemies.”

Gabrielsson explained that she wrote together with the late novelist, but she cannot finish the book without the “undisputed rights to his [Stieg's] work.” According to Knopf publicity director Paul Bogaards, Joakim and Erland Larsson still retain those rights and they have no intention of publishing this mysterious manuscript. (Via The Guardian)

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Rooney Mara Unveils Her Look for ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Rooney MaraActress Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, graced the cover of W magazine’s February 2011 issue wearing her Lisbeth Salander gear. The eight-page article revealed some major changes in the upcoming film.

Here’s more from the article: “The script, which captures the novel’s bleak tone (its original Swedish title was Men Who Hate Women), was written by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian, who wrote Schindler’s List, and it departs rather dramatically from the book. Blomkvist is less promiscuous, Salander is more aggressive, and, most notably, the ending—the resolution of the drama—has been completely changed.”

The article also outlined how Mara prepared for the role, training in motorcycle riding and kickboxing. While the body piercings are real, her back tattoo is temporary and features a M.C. Escher dragon.

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Fight Club, The Musical?

Could Chuck Palahniuk‘s (pictured) Fight Club be adapted into a musical? The rumor was tweeted on Palahniuk’s official Twitter feed this week.

It sounds like crazy-talk, but Bada** News reports that David Fincher (who directed the popular film adaptation of Palahniuk’s novel) wants to make a musical version. What do you think?

Here are more details: “Tonight The Social Network screened for members of the Screen Actors Guild, and at the Q&A afterwards Fincher mentioned that he’s been recently talking to Trent Reznor about doing the musical … I think it sounds like a stellar idea; it’s completely weird, it’s got the possibility of being excellent and best of all it should inspire a whole new generation to completely and totally miss the point of Fight Club.” (Via Random House)

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