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David Fincher Remaking The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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David Fincher Remaking The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon TattooEnglish language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is coming!

And this U.S. remake of the hit 2009 Swedish film will be directed by the man we all remember from movies like Se7en or Fight Club or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button… Yes, we’re talking about David Fincher!

If you had a chance to watch this Swedish film, then you definitely know it is a very heavy movie, an epic tale of serial murder and corporate trickery spanning several continents.

This is an award-winning crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, and the first in his Millennium Trilogy.

For those who aren’t so familiar with the whole project, we’re going to remind you what the basic story is actually about: “16-year old Harriet Vanger disappeared without a trace, on September 29th 1966. Nearly forty years later, a journalist gets contacted by an industrial leader who wants him to write the history of the Vanger family. The family chronicle is just a cover for the real assignment: to find out about what really happened to Harriet.”

What’s also interesting is a fact that the native title (Män som hatar kvinnor) is Swedish for ‘men who hate women‘. It was directed by Niels Arden Oplev, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Andersson, and Peter Haber.

So we guess you wonder exactly the same thing – who will be playing the female lead in the American version and is it possible that Fincher asks Noomi Rapace to reprise her role?

We already heard some rumors, and looks like Carey Mulligan‘s name has been on a wishlist for the pivotal role of Lisbeth Salander (played by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish film) but she has recently said that she isn’t formally part of the film at this point.

On the other hand, there are some rumors Fincher wants an unknown for that one, but there’s also possibility that Brad Pitt or George Clooney get the lead male role. So, as you see, nothing is sure at this moment, but with Fincher seems like everything is possible…

Anyway, it would be interesting to see will this remake be the good choice for David Fincher, but since we all know the novel was released to great acclaim not only in Sweden but also in many European countries, we guess it can not be big mistake.

So, stay tuned, because we’ll be back soon with more information about this project!



  1. bobw

    April 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Noomi Rapace was fabulous. I hope she’s given a chance to do the English language version.

  2. Lamont Cranston

    April 19, 2010 at 7:38 am

    This will both suck and blow

  3. Doc Taz

    May 4, 2010 at 7:14 am

    *sigh* Call me a wonky purist on this one if you want, but as this is a Swedish novel based on Swedish events, I personally can’t see this being done in English. There’s just so much that the nuances of the Swedish language lends to the movie. I don’t mind subtitles, anyway. I guess my problem is that the English version might tone down some of the stronger scenes in the movie. I certainly can live without a lot of the visual effects that the new version may take on as well. I’ll watch Avatar for that, thanks.

  4. Claire

    August 1, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I have just watched the orignal swedish version and I loved it. I thought it was very true to the book and had no problem with subtitles. Why does hollywood feel the need to overpower the european film industry by producing a re-make embrassaingly close to the dvd release of the original, why not support the Swedish version?

  5. eddie

    November 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Hollywood ‘needs’ to do a re-make because ‘it can’ and it will make money from it! There are a lot of people who can’t (or don’t want to) deal with subtitles. I personally am opposed to re-make; i loved the first one; but that’s life….?

  6. Mary

    December 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I think the actress Milla Jovovich from Resident Evil would make the perfect Lisbeth Salander, and Brad Pitt as Blomkvist would be a good pick, but we could probably find someone better. Also, we need a re-make in English, because I didn’t enjoy reading subtitles from the Swedish version, although the movie was very good. I already read the book, I don’t need to read subtitles too. I hope the English version captures more details from the book.

  7. Karine

    September 5, 2011 at 8:05 am

    i Personally think that outside the performance of Noomie Rapace, the movie was reaaaally bad, i dislike them so much , absolutly no cohesion with the book so i am glad there will be a remake and i hope the vision of the book will be really different then with the swedish movies.

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