Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to Be Hard R, Fincher for Trilogy?
We've known since earlier this year that David Fincher would be directing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake, the first in Sony's re-adaptation of the popular Millennium Trilogy. In addition to Fincher's directing, we've even heard that Daniel Craig had landed one of the lead roles in the flick, and there's been plenty of rumors of actresses like Carey Mulligan potentially snagging a lead role. Now we're finally getting wind of the style and tone for the American take on the series as The Wrap interviewed Sony's co-chair Amy Pascal who revealed the films will be "very R-rated" and hopefully Fincher will be on-board for all of them.
SlashFilm scoured the extended interview and found this relevant bit from Pascal in regards to the trilogy:
"We're going to really do this, in all their glory. Otherwise why do it? They're very R-rated movies. It's the shock of what's really going on underneath the surface of society. If you don't actually make good on that, you haven't told the story."
In addition, Fincher is ready to direct all three installments and so is Pascal: "I'm hoping he will. And he's hoping he will." How soon can we expect to see the trilogy get off the ground? "Well, I'm going to try to get these movies out as fast as possible. But, you know, we'll have the first one next Christmas. And hopefully, the next two as quick as I can get them. We're trying to figure that out now." And if the critical reception for the Swedish version (at least the first film) is any indicator, there should be plenty of people looking forward to Fincher's version, especially if he has free reign to be as violent, gritty and loyal to the books as possible.