Saturdays with more Crazy Ideas: If Gone girl were a korean movie

I love these moments when I get inspired by something. Trust me, they are pretty rare. After I watched Gone Girl I thought immediately at writing a Crazy Idea post, I even had in my mind already the possible casting and …. the song Blank Space sang by Taylor Swift?! Okay, now, seriously, wouldn’t these lyrics: Got a long list of ex-lovers/ They’ll tell you I’m insane, totally fit in the scene where Nick meets with some guy Amy dated in highschool? There is this trend lately where a movie starts with the present (or future), then goes into the past, in that past a certain actor sends even way back into another past, then you’re back in the present, but that’s not the same present the movie started in the first place. And of course you have to figure that on your own. What’s the point? At least Gone girl had written in a corner, 2 weeks before… 2 months after. For such a writer and director I have two words: Thank you!

Other Crazy IdeasIf Meet Joe Black were a korean drama; If In Time were a korean movie and If House of Cards were a japanese drama; If The Fault In Our Stars were a korean or chinese movie; If Pride and Prejudice were a korean drama.

  • Based on: Gone girl by Gillian Finn
  • Korean writers: Hwang Sung-joo and Kim Hyeong-jun (The Scent); Byun Young-joo (Helpless); Park Shin Woo, Park Yeon-Sun, Oh Sang-ho (White night-the movie)
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Korean director: Yim Soonrye (Whistle Blower)
  • Running time: 149 minutes
  • Korean version: 115 minutes
  • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
  • Korean: Showbox
  • OST: Can we make Hyolyn (Sistar) and Crush sing a duet? Pretty please? 😀


On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? [IMDb]

Before the cast I want to share one of my favorite quotes from the book version. I think that the movie and the book should be seen as a package and not as an alternative of the other.

“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every f*cking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point f*ck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)”


Ben Affleck- Nick Dunne

Korean version:

Cha Seung Won or Jung Woo or Park Shi Hoo


Rosamund Pike- Amy (Nick’s wife)

Korean version:

Hwang Woo-seul-hye or Oh Yeon-seo or  Lee So-Yeon


Neil Patrick Harris- Desi Collings (Amy’s ex-boyfriend)

Korean version:

Kim Heung Soo


Tyler Perry- Tanner Bolt (Nick’s attorney)

Korean version:

Kwon Hae-Hyo

Carrie Coon- Margo (Nick’s twin sister)

Korean version:

Chae Jung-An

Kim Dickens- Detective Rhonda Boney

Korean version:

Kim Hyo-Seo

Casey Wilson- Noelle Hawthorne (Amy’s friend)

Korean version:

Ha Jae-Suk

Emily Ratajkowski- Andie

Korean version:

Seol Hyun

Miss Pyle and Sela Ward- tv hosts

Korean version:

Wang Ji-Hye

Lisa Banes and David Clennon- Amy’s parents

Korean version:

Kim Chang-Suk and Kil Yong-Woo



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