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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Hollywood Remakes It Better

by | 9th, November 2010

NIELS Arden Oplev, director of the orgianl screen verison of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Oplev is not happy with the Hollywood version. For one thing, he’s not directing it. For another Noomi Rapace is unlikely to reprise her role as Lisbeth Salander. Rooney Mara is looking to gt the nod. He tells Word & Film:

“The only thing that’s annoying to me is that the Sony PR machine is trying to make their Lisbeth Salander the lead Lisbeth Salander. That’s highly unfair because Noomi has captured this part and it should always be all her. That’s her legacy in a way I can’t see anyone competing with.

“I hope she gets nominated for an Oscar. I know a lot of Academy members have seen the film and liked it because every time I go to LA I meet so many people who have seen my version of it. Even in Hollywood there seems to be a kind of anger about the remake, like, ‘Why would they remake something when they can just go see the original?’ Everybody who loves film will go see the original one.

“It’s like, what do you want to see, the French version of La Femme Nikita or the American one? You can hope that Fincher does a better job.”

Other roles in the film are starry and fitting: Daniel Craig is Mikael Blomkvist, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Joely Richardson and Steven Berkoff.

A good, tight story well told and a great cast. This one’s a hit.

Posted: 9th, November 2010 | In: Film Comment | TrackBack | Permalink