David Fincher Interested in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?

March 13, 2010
Source: Vulture

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo / David Fincher

Just yesterday we brought you an optimistic update on the Heavy Metal anthology project that's being put together by David Fincher. In related Fincher news, Vulture is reporting that the director is "circling" The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake that's being developed by Scott Rudin at Columbia. Apparently the studio is "delighted" with all of the work Fincher has done on The Social Network, the Facebook movie that he was shooting most of late last year. So much so that they'd like to see him come back and direct this new project for them. Apparently they're also interested in getting Carey Mulligan attached to star as the lead.

We've heard quite a bit about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo recently because it was big news late last year that this remake was coming and we featured the trailer a few weeks ago. I think Vulture describes the character Mulligan might play best: "Lisbeth Salander, the lead character with 'hair as short as a fuse' whose genius for computer hacking is matched only by her social awkwardness." Yep, that's just like her! Extra appeal is that this might become a franchise, since there are three novels in Stieg Larsson's series that this is based on. However, I can't really see someone like Fincher directing three franchise films, can you?

I'm not opposed to seeing Fincher work with Mulligan on a Swedish hacker mystery such as this, I just think they're doing it way too soon, too close to the original. This is something I'd rather wait to see Fincher make 10 years from now, so that his version can stand out and kick ass on its own. At this point, it feels like we're going to have to scold Fincher no matter what, even though he'll do a very good job. What do you think?

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  • DiR3cT
    How about not at all?? Besides the remake of Let The Right One In was announced within a month or two wasn't it???
  • DoomCanoe
    another remake that's just to soon. give the original time to breathe
  • nelson
    i don't think it will make enough money for sequels personally Fincher never really makes alot of money at all with his films. films like panic room/Zodiac/Fight club/ never made alot of money
  • Just because a film isn't in English, doesn't mean it's a bad film. I think it's a shame that the cineplex culture means people only gets to see inferior Hollywood versions of good films; I'm struggling to think of any remakes that are even as good as the non-English original, let alone better. BTW, your site is horribly broken in Firefox and Safari.
  • DoomCanoe
    #4 I'm using firefox and everything is working perfectly you sure your comp isn't just horribly broken
  • Xerxex
    why? Fincher is a great director but give it time.
  • People's Champ
    Hopefully Mulligan and Fincher passes on this.
  • m4st4
    How many of you have actually SEEN part II and III in Millenium trilogy??? They are good but that's all, they were meant for TV but came to cinemas because the irst one kicked some serious swedish ass! The first one is really a masterpiece but II and III are just meh... I'm all for Finch/Mulligan team-up, hell yeah! Such a great story...
  • Sigurjon
    Why!!!!!You silly Americans, Always have to remake foreign films!! Just watch the Originals!
  • qweqwu
    this movie was great, they shouldn't remake it
  • Candy Castle
    I say, why not. Fincher is a good fit.
  • Kevin
    Though I was against the Americanization of this novel, with Fincher involved I could definitely get behind it. As far a Carey Mulligan is concerned, she's an excellent actress and she's beautiful but I just don't think I'd buy her in this role. #4 - I'm using Safari and the site is working just fine. Maybe you just have a P.O.S. computer.
  • Xerxex
    #9 Sigurjon Don't lump all of America with Hollyweird. That place might as well be another planet.
  • Cisco
    #9 Hollywood assumes if THEY make it people will watch. The fact is most of the educated world will always watch the original and avoid the fumbling antics of Hollywood. Just accept the fact that Americans will always claim EVERYTHING for their own. As far as they're concerned the Vietnam war was an American war, and pizza was invented by American-Italians!! Go figure.
  • Xerxex
    Nice one Cisco!
  • Cineprog
    I know that there Remaking Let The right on In, into Let Me in. I total agree# 14. I have not seen the Girl with the Dragon tattoo yet but the swedish version will be the best, they change the names of the Charictors and add thing to the script. In my mind the originals are all ways the best.
  • Riki
    The film was mediocre, then again, so was the book. A remake is actually a good option.
  • Robbie
    Whatever Fincher touches, turns into gold.
  • Tam
    Let's wait with the remake. The Swedes put a lot of effort into Lisbeth's character, who is fascinating, strange, victimized, caring and cruel. She can save lives and she can take them, and the film explains why she is the way she is. I'm afraid they'll tone down her edge - and that's taking away from the message. Please keep Lisbeth as she is. Don't water her down.
  • megan
    I personly think that if there is going to be a remake then the role of Lisbeth Salander should go to Kristen Stewart as she would be more suited to this social awkwardness role than Carey Mulligan. Plus I can just picture Kristen better with a facial peircing and the hair cut. On Carey it would just be wrong.
  • ya
    This just isn't right. Does Hollywood need to make a remake of this so soon just because it isn't an american film? The film is stunning. It's the best film based on a book I ever saw. Now self-centered americans need to do their version of it. Why? It's the 8th Wonder anyway that they're actually playing a SWEDISH film in AMERICAN Theaters. In Germany the film was in theatres ONE YEAR ago. USA just isn't used to playing other countries films, right? In Germany the THIRD Film will be in theatres in two days. I can't wait to see it. If Carey Mulligan is playing the lead role I'm going to die. She's not good for this one. But iheard Fincher wanted an unknown for this role. I guess that would be wise.




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