Dragon Tattoo remake set for December 2011

Fincher considers sequel shooting logistics…


With David Fincher attached to adapt Swedish novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo into an English-speaking movie, a release date for the flick has been tagged.

Apparently the film should be in cinemas by December 2011, which sounds perfectly reasonable considering there would presumably be no CGI involved, nor any massively demanding stunt work.

Meanwhile, the remaining two books in Stieg Larsson’s crime trilogy would reportedly be shot back to back – so long as American audiences lap up Dragon Tattoo.

It is expected that Fincher won’t return to direct the follow-ups – The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest – though they will apparently be filmed back to back.

The Swedish-speaking second film is being released here in the UK on 27 August.

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    • davidleach2000

      May 25th 2010, 17:10

      It doesn't need to be remade! It's already a terrific film, one of the best I've seen this year. In fact, watching the Swedish version, enhanced the experience. All the scenery and unknown actors made the film difficult to second guess.

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    • normgregory

      May 26th 2010, 7:02

      There is so much in the book that wasn't in the Swedish movie Fincher could make a really different film. I have seen all three original Swedish films . . it's a great trilogy . . . but I must say the books are even better.

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    • Rosewood09

      May 27th 2010, 16:34

      It's a shame the greater majority of movie-goers are so ignorant of foreign-language films as it means that great films like this receive the injustice of lesser (usually) english language re-makes or re-imaginings. The Ring, The Grudge, and The Departed are all prime examples. Also @ normgregory, books will always tell a greater story than any film as modern cinema has a time-limit on movies giving a cut-off point of around 3 hours so films just don't have the ability to build up the imagery and scenes you create while reading a great piece of literature. Also far to often the big-money development houses, etc. impose their restrictions or demands for alterations to an established story in order to appeal to a wider audience, take for example the cutting of 'The Scouring of the Shire' and various characters from 'The Lord of the Rings', or if you'll pardon the reference of graphic novels the complete change of story in the likes of 'Wanted' or even the 'X-Men'

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