Author Gillian Flynn has said that a sequel to her global best-seller Gone Girl "could be really fun" if original stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were keen.

The 43-year-old US author also penned the screenplay to David Fincher’s film adaptation about dysfunctional and disappearing married couple, Nick and Amy Dunne.

Flynn has previously hinted that a sequel could be on the cards and she told the New York Daily News: “There could be a sequel at some point if everyone is game to get the gang back together.

“It could be really fun a few years from now to pick it up and see what those crazy Dunnes are up to a few years down the road and if they got on - not well I don’t think."

Flynn added that the original actors and director would have to return for any follow-up movie. “I would have to have the exact same people to do it - I would want Rosamund, Ben and Fincher to do it,” she said.

Read our review of Gone Girl.