Since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher has been busy putting together the Netflix TV show House Of Card. He’s also been developing a big budget take on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Disney, although the studio is yet to decide if it wants to make the film.
Now Variety reports that he’s in talks to direct a movie he can make if 20,000 leagues doesn’t come off – 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl. The film is about a woman who disappears without a trace on her fifth wedding anniversary, with her husband being sought as the prime suspect in the missing persons case.
Reese Witherspoon is set to produce, although it isn’t known if she will also star. Fox paid seven figures to acquire the novel, beating out Universal Pictures in a bidding war. Getting Fincher onboard should ensure they get something very stylish. Assuming he does sign on, we’ll have to wait and see whether 20,00 Leagues or Gone Girl comes first.