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Like what Gillian Flynn did with ‘Gone Girl’? The author will remake ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman’

Gillian Flynn to remake 'Attack of the 50 foot woman'.

Gone Girl absorbed our female rage, and reflected it back for the world to see. The story, which I'm sure you're all familiar with by now, in which Amy Dunne frames her husband as responsible when she goes missing, is still lauded almost a decade later, in part for its "cool girl" monologue (a precursor to America Ferrera's Barbie monologue). And now, Gillian Flynn, the author behind Gone Girl and the screenplay for David Fincher's loyal adaptation, is turning her gaze on another story of female rage. Flynn plans to reimagine the 1958 sci-fi classic Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman – here's everything we know so far.


In the original film, directed by Nathan H. Juran, Allison Hayes starred as Nancy Archer, a wealthy heiress who grows into a giant after an encounter with aliens. From her new height, Archer sees everything differently, including the men in her life and takes the opportunity to seek revenge against her philandering husband.


There's no official word on casting yet, which makes sense since the remake was only just announced. However, we do know that pioneering goth, Tim Burton, has signed on to direct Flynn's script for Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman, which will give you a sense of what to expect. We just hope he manages to rope his partner Monica Bellucci into the film somehow!

Release date

Since the film is still in the early stages of production, no release date has been set just yet. But if you're keen to explore more of Gillian Flynn's work outside of her popular novels, the author has plans with HBO to adapt her 2009 book Dark Places into a TV series. Otherwise, you can simply press play on Gone Girl or Sharp Objects and let your own revenge fantasies brew.

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