7 Nov – Critically acclaimed thriller, "Gone Girl" from David Fincher starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike was initially slated for a 2 October 2014 release in Malaysia, and then it was abruptly pulled out. But now, the film has been slated for a 11 December release date in Malaysia, Twentieth Century Fox Malaysia has confirmed.
"Gone Girl" is rated R in U.S. for "a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity and language."
Here, the 149-minute film was originally slated for 2 October 2014, but was then pulled out from local release with Fox citing the following;
"The movie has been taken out of the release plan due to the excessive censor cuts required, which significantly affects the movie experience."
So what has changed now? Apparently Fox says that the movie will have a 18 rating in Malaysia and will keep its original runtime, meaning that the movie would suffer no cuts.
Since its premiere at the New York Film Festival on 26 September 2014, "Gone Girl" has been receiving generally positive reviews worldwide with some even marking the movie for the Oscars next year.
"Gone Girl" is based on the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn. The 149-minute film narrates the decline of a married couple's relationship, Nick Dunne (Affleck) and his wife, Amy Dunne (Pike). On the day of their 5th wedding anniversary, Amy suddenly goes missing and Nick is labelled as the prime suspect. Before long, more and more harrowing clues start to emerge.
The score of the movie is composed by Oscar-winning composers, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who had previously worked on Fincher's other films, "The Social Network" and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo".
Back in February 2011, Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" was also pulled out of release in Malaysia due to the nature of the film's content.