David Fincher in Talks for Gone Girl

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29: Director David Fincher speaks onstage at the 63rd Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards Feature Film Symposium held at the DGA on January 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Fincher Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2011 Getty Images

While Disney makes up its mind about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, David Fincher is reportedly considering a slightly more recent literary phenomenon — Gone Girl, the best-selling thriller by Gillian Flynn. There’s no offer just yet, but if this happens, David Fincher will officially be the cinematic authority on all of the books your aunt loves to talk about at Thanksgiving dinner. Life is full of unexpected turns.