Variety reports that David Fincher could be returning back to his crime thriller roots with an adaptation of Gillian Lynn's Gone Girl. The director is in talks to helm the 20th Century Fox project which has Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon producing and could end up with a role. The thriller focuses on a woman who disappears on the day of her fifth wedding anniversary with evidence pointing to the husband.
It's possible that Fincher could still make 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea over at Disney but talks to get Brad Pitt in the lead role didn't workout. Fincher had also been linked to direct Star Wars but had reportedly turned it down in it's early development stages. Gone Girl would take up less of his time and could allow him to go straight into the Dragon Tattoo sequels afterwards.
An update concerning The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest is also mentioned. Currently, a script for The Girl Who Played With Fire had been ordered by Sony but hasn't been completed as Steve Zallian is busy with an HBO project. There had been expectations to cutdown production costs the two sequels would shoot back-to-back. David could be looking to make a film during the writing of the sequels. He hasn't officially confirmed he will be back to direct but Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig will be returning to their respected roles.