Fans of Gillian Flynn’s novel “Gone Girl,” brace yourselves. Nearly one year after the release of David Fincher’s film adaptation of the best-selling novel, it seems Flynn may be considering penning the screenplay to a sequel -- eventually anyway.
E! News sat down with Flynn and actress Charlize Theron to discuss "Dark Places," the latest film to be based on one of her novels. The author was asked if she had given any thought to revisiting Nick and Amy Dunne, the highly dysfunctional couple at the center of "Gone Girl." The 44-year-old revealed that it's something she wrestles with often, but she is not currently working on anything. She told E! that, while it's something she'd like to do, she's just not ready to get to work on it any time soon.
"I don't know if I could go back to the Dunnes quite yet," she said. "I think about it everyone once in a while. I do. I do. It's hard to shake sometimes."
Should Flynn decide to move forward with a sequel, she's got her female lead on board. Actress Rosamund Pike, who played Amy Dunne, has said she'd be willing to sign on for a sequel, provided there was some significant lapse in time. She told E! she'd like to check back in "10 years down the road" to see what became of Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy's child. Affleck has not commented on a possible return, but we're crossing our fingers he'll be on board if it happens.
"Dark Places" is the second of Flynn's books to reach the big screen. The novelist wrote the screenplay for the film, which is tells the story of Libby Day (Charlize Theron), who was just 7 years old when her family was murdered. Years later, as an adult, she agrees to revisit the scene of the murders and learns chilling details about the horrific crime. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks and Chloë Grace Moretz. It's directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
The movie hits theaters Aug. 7, 2015. Check out a trailer below.