Fincher to remake The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

David Fincher will return to his grimy thriller roots with an English language remake of the hit Swedish flick The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

According to The Playlist, Fincher will definitely begin work on the remake later this year, following his press commitments for The Social Network (his making-of-Facebook flick).

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the first installment of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling trilogy of novels, followed by The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.

The series follows a journalist and amateur sleuth named Mikael Blomkvist who teams up with anti-social computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to unearth devastating conspiracies.

The film version of Dragon Tattoo (directed by Niels Arden Oplev) recently opened in Australia to impressive box office figures, following a hugely successful run in Scandinavia. The latter two installments, helmed by Daniel Alfredson (brother of Let The Right One In director Tomas Alfredson), have already debuted in Sweden and are awaiting a local release.

Carey Mulligan sits atop the studio’s wish list for the role of Lisbeth, but she told Collider last month that she had not yet been approached.

Screenwriter Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List) will pen the screenplay.

Discuss: What are your thoughts on Fincher returning to the genre that made him famous?

6 Responses to “Fincher to remake The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

  1. I'm a bit skeptical of an english remake of a film simply for the sake of a remake. This seems to insult both the intelligence of the Western society(who wouldn't dare go see a film in subtitles). And it also insults the original film, without the need to remake it, Americanize it, Hollywoodize it, and repackage something thats brilliant on its own.I'd rather not see America pander to such lows, but rather I would see the money put toward some decent publicity campaigns for the original film.

  2. I don't agree that an american remake is an insult to the original….an insult would be to dub the original in english.I look forward to Fincher returning his roots, it should hopefully be good. Seven was one of his best films and I would hope that having him at the helm of a film such as this would produce similar results.

  3. I think once again Hollywood are trying to cash in on a money earner, pure and simple. The Swedish version of this film was very good and I don't see how it can be improved on. Leave it alone!

  4. No need at all for a H'wood remake – the Swedish film was fab in every sense.

  5. Most people like to watch a movie, not read it.

  6. What are you talking about?Most people?!?!Most people like to read books, not wacth butchered versions of them.

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