Daniel Craig Promises 'Adult Drama' in 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
After seeing the bootleg release of the red band trailer for The Social Network director David Fincher's adaptation of the first novel in the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, any doubts of the intensity, grit and faithfulness should have been laid to rest. When the official green band trailer came out, it delivered basically the same remedy but with less violence and nudity. However, one of the films stars, Daniel Craig, recently spoke out in an interview with Esquire (via ComingSoon) and reiterated that this will be a very mature drama. He states: "It's as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama."
Craig elaborated even more and compared the adult level of drama in the film to a certain highly regarded classic in cinema:
"I grew up, as we fucking all did, watching 'The Godfather' and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you fucking serious?"
But for those worried that this will just be at the level of torture porn with bloody violence and graphic rape scenes for all to see, Craig also points out that not everything that is violent or jarring in the film is cued visually. Craig goes on to explain: "It's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic. It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don't see it. There's more than one way to sense violence. Much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step." I was already pretty well sold on this adaptation from the trailers, but hearing Craig talk about the film in this manner gets me even more excited to check this film out when it hits theaters around Christmas on December 21st. She's Coming