When last we checked in, the upcoming film adaptation of the wildly popular Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl was going to be receiving an entirely new ending. However, during a Reddit AMA today Flynn reversed course and said regarding dramatic changes to the film, “Those reports have been greatly exaggerated!”
OK, so they’ve been "exaggerated," but she still isn’t answering the question. Has the ending been changed or hasn’t it? According to Flynn:
“Of course, the script has to be different from the book in some ways — you have to find a way to externalize all those internal thoughts and you have to do more with less room and you just don't have room for everything. But the mood, tone and spirit of the book are very much intact.”
So, basically, what she’s telling us that some of it is the same, but some is different. Great. Really helpful.
While this complete non-answer is very frustrating especially for those fiercely loyal to the book, it should not come as much of a shock. The only way to really know what happens, apparently, is simply to go see the movie when it reaches theaters on October 3.