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David Fincher talks The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and adds cast members

10.08.2010

As the original trilogy adaptation's star Noomi Rapace takes Hollywood by storm, filmmaker David Fincher has headed to her home country for his own English-language take on Stieg Larsson's bestseller THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

While talking to Sweden's SvD (via ToH), Fincher says that he wants to make a "Swedish noir": "I hope I can find an atmosphere reminiscent of CHINATOWN." The director also says that screenwriter Steve Zaillian made his own version of the story from Larsson's novel, and that "there are scenes that will resemble ones in the Swedish film, but it is the book that we are filming."

Fincher has also added actors Steven Berkoff (best known as the villain from BEVERLY HILLS COP and RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II), Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck") and David Dencik, who appeared in the first DRAGON TATTOO adaptation. They join an impressive cast that already includes Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Robin Wright.

If you haven't read the book or seen the movie (Blu-Ray review HERE), this is the synopsis: "One fateful day several years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses and no evidence. Nearly forty years later, investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist reluctantly accepts the unusual and seemingly unsolvable assignment of finding out what really happened to Harriet. Genius hacker, Lisbeth Salander The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is drawn into the case and the two form a fragile alliance as they dig into the sinister past of the Vangers and find out just how far theyre prepared to go to protect themselves and each other."

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Extra Tidbit: Max Von Sydow, who should be in every movie, was previously in talks to play Henrik Vanger.
Source: ToH

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3:49PM on 10/11/2010
What's next the Hong Kong John Woo films ? like the dictionary term redundant: see "redundant"
What's next the Hong Kong John Woo films ? like the dictionary term redundant: see "redundant"
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12:57PM on 10/11/2010

Fincher can do no wrong

The Social Network was awesome and Fight Club is my favorite movie. I trust Fincher with this adaptation.
The Social Network was awesome and Fight Club is my favorite movie. I trust Fincher with this adaptation.
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7:16PM on 10/11/2010
I guess you've never seen "Panic Room", "Alien 3" or "Benjamin Button" then?

Fincher's name is enough for me to avoid a film at all costs. The fact I've already seen the movie, makes this film quite a head-scratcher...
I guess you've never seen "Panic Room", "Alien 3" or "Benjamin Button" then?

Fincher's name is enough for me to avoid a film at all costs. The fact I've already seen the movie, makes this film quite a head-scratcher...
12:09PM on 10/11/2010
True, a remake was not entirely necessary. However, I think Fincher has proven time and time again he is one of the best directors working today. I want to believe he will show us something truly different with his adaptation and not just a rehash of the Swedish films for North American consumption.
True, a remake was not entirely necessary. However, I think Fincher has proven time and time again he is one of the best directors working today. I want to believe he will show us something truly different with his adaptation and not just a rehash of the Swedish films for North American consumption.
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2:19PM on 10/10/2010
David Fincher is clearly a great director as films such as Seven, Fight Club, and The Game prove his ability. But for D.Fincher to even waist his talented time on creating this movie is beyond words. I really wish D.Fincher choose to invest his talent into a original project instead.
David Fincher is clearly a great director as films such as Seven, Fight Club, and The Game prove his ability. But for D.Fincher to even waist his talented time on creating this movie is beyond words. I really wish D.Fincher choose to invest his talent into a original project instead.
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6:49PM on 10/09/2010
Still can't believe this is happening.
I'm all for remakes (having to watch subtitles in a movie.. just isn't about the movie experience - which is about moving images and not reading text like a book)... but just for actual good foreign movies (like Let The Right One In)... But this.. the original movie was horrible. Sure, the remake obviously will be better (not that hard), but still. Go remake good movies.
Still can't believe this is happening.
I'm all for remakes (having to watch subtitles in a movie.. just isn't about the movie experience - which is about moving images and not reading text like a book)... but just for actual good foreign movies (like Let The Right One In)... But this.. the original movie was horrible. Sure, the remake obviously will be better (not that hard), but still. Go remake good movies.
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7:17PM on 10/11/2010
The whole dumbing down of society got old a decade ago. Get used to it...
The whole dumbing down of society got old a decade ago. Get used to it...
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6:28PM on 10/09/2010

Down hill ball that is his career is gaining momentum.

Remaking this as an "Noir" borefest that is straight dialogue will be horrible. I read the book and the original Swedish films are PERFECT. If you hate the subtitles, they have spot on audio dubbing. And Ronney Mara as the lead role is so fucking atrocious, that alone will make the movie fail.
Remaking this as an "Noir" borefest that is straight dialogue will be horrible. I read the book and the original Swedish films are PERFECT. If you hate the subtitles, they have spot on audio dubbing. And Ronney Mara as the lead role is so fucking atrocious, that alone will make the movie fail.
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4:16PM on 10/09/2010

Oh so basically hes going the Matt Reeves route.

So basically hes saying oh yeah itll lok like the swedish films but it will be more focused on the book. where have i heard this before? oh yeah Matt Reeves used this when describing what he was doing with let me in. I wonder if swedish people hate hollywood yet. i dont blame em.
So basically hes saying oh yeah itll lok like the swedish films but it will be more focused on the book. where have i heard this before? oh yeah Matt Reeves used this when describing what he was doing with let me in. I wonder if swedish people hate hollywood yet. i dont blame em.
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10:06AM on 10/09/2010
Fincher already has two strikes against him. Casting Rooney Mara, and remaking already good movies. I'm very very skeptical.
Fincher already has two strikes against him. Casting Rooney Mara, and remaking already good movies. I'm very very skeptical.
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8:16AM on 10/09/2010

Dammit....

I just started reading the book and now that Fincher's doing it I have no excuse to not finish it.
I just started reading the book and now that Fincher's doing it I have no excuse to not finish it.
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6:45AM on 10/09/2010
Just have Trent Reznor score it.
Just have Trent Reznor score it.
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5:22AM on 10/09/2010
I didn't realise it had such an amazing cast. I'm much more interested now. I still can't see how Rooney Mara could even come close to Noomi Rapace, but Steven Berkoff and Christopher Plummer are in the movie, so I don't care!
I didn't realise it had such an amazing cast. I'm much more interested now. I still can't see how Rooney Mara could even come close to Noomi Rapace, but Steven Berkoff and Christopher Plummer are in the movie, so I don't care!
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2:37AM on 10/09/2010
Great stuff! This is a perfect project for Fincher and Max Von Sydow is always good news.
Great stuff! This is a perfect project for Fincher and Max Von Sydow is always good news.
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12:35AM on 10/09/2010
Is Ficher just remaking this or he remaking the whole trilogy?
Is Ficher just remaking this or he remaking the whole trilogy?
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10:57PM on 10/08/2010
FINCHER ALL DAY!
FINCHER ALL DAY!
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10:42PM on 10/08/2010

win, win and...WIN

Excellent foreign film adapted from a great book now featuring a stellar, transcendent director for the US version. Every piece fits. It's impossible to fail with Fincher's seal.
Excellent foreign film adapted from a great book now featuring a stellar, transcendent director for the US version. Every piece fits. It's impossible to fail with Fincher's seal.
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