The girl with the dragon tattoo has been a major hit. It’s been said that the film has a projected earning of impressive $56 million.
Both Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, writer Steve Zaillian and director David Fincher are signed on to all three movies. Columbia studios has stated that the trilogy will be shot back to back.
Release date for the next film has only been set to 2013.

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Director: David Fincher
Writer: Steve Zaillian
Producers: Scott Rudin, Ole Sondberg, Sören Staermos
Premiere Date: 12th Dec 2011 (London)
14th Dec 2011 (New York City)
Release Date: 20th Dec 2011 (USA, Canada)
21th Dec 2011 (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
Cast:
Rooney Mara Lisbeth Salander
Daniel Craig Mikael Blomkvist
Stellan Skarsgård Martin Vanger
Christopher Plummer Henrik Vanger
Robin Wright Erika Berger
Steven Berkoff Dirch Frode
Yorick van Wageningen Nils Bjurman
Joely Richardson Anita Vanger
Goran Visnjic Dragan Armansky
Tony Way Plague
 

Critics and reviews

Since the premiere of The girl with the dragon tattoo on December 12’th in London the reviews have been good. Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander) has been highly praised and has become one of Hollywoods most wanted.

Production timeline

Columbia will do a total re-write based on the books, rather than a translation of the original Swedish script. Steve Zaillian, the writer of the script for “Schindler’s list” is contracted as the writer of the script.
Director will be David Fincher, the man who gave us Fight Club, Se7en and Alien3.
The first movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is said to be released the 21’st December 2011 in USA, Canada and in Sweden
The movie had premiere on December 12 in London, American premiere on December 14’th in New York City.

History

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The three awarded Swedish language films in the Millenium-thrilogy have previously been released in Europe and in the U.S. They have altogether taken in more than $100 million worldwide. This has made the american film industry realize the economic potential in the project.
In February 2010, Columbia Pictures signed a deal with the Swedish production company Yellow Bird, which owns the cinematic rights to the three books, and Stieg Larsson’s father Erland Larsson and brother Joakim Larsson. Joakim Larsson commented the deal in a Swedish newspaper “We get to stay in control for most parts, which seems to be quite unusual in Hollywood. But it was important to us, we didn’t want this to turn into too much of a ‘business-thing’, we feared that he (Stieg Larsson) would be exploited”.

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371 thoughts on “The Movies”
  1. the US version was kind of boring and not full of all real facts, i love the swedish version because it,s characters were just great and the version itself was just so brilliant…

    maria-Trisha Nghikumwa,

    1. I disagree with you. I think mood in the American movie is just perfect, and in Swedish let so much to be desired.

      – Rocket Summers,

    2. I watch more European films than N American and I thought the Swedish Milennium films were low grade low budget TV level stuff, not on a par with La Femme Nikita or La Cage aux Folles at all. Noomi Repace made them, end of story. The books are written with lightning, the best since Ellroy’s White Jazz, but touching upon deeper and more topical subjects. Therefore the films must be great too, and that’s why I’m willing to give Fincher and friends a chance.

      – Mike,

    3. typical American, 90% of americans never leave their own country so how would they know what’s good and what’s not.Mind you, they have made some classic Films, Rambo, Rocky1

      -20,etc Pure culture.

      – Winston Churchill,

  2. the US version was kind of boring and not full of all real facts, i love the swedish version because it,s characters were just great and the version itself was just so brilliant…

    maria-Trisha Nghikumwa,

    1. I disagree with you. I think mood in the American movie is just perfect, and in Swedish let so much to be desired.

      – Rocket Summers,

  3. Johnny Depp- too “out there”, George Clooney – too light-weight, Brad Pitt O.K. Perfect for Lizbeth would be Angelena Joli.

    Susie, Sacramento,

    1. You are right. Hollywood will change the script definitely. They will put in all these ‘perfect’ actors who look as if they have just stepped out of the makeup room. The whole thing will become artificial with car chases and unnecessary sex scenes.

      – sima,

  4. I cannot fathom Hollyood making a movie as great as the original. I can think of no Hollywood actor that has the talent to give life to these characters. The original movie is the best. I will not spend my money to see “Hollywoods” version.

    mval,

    1. Angelina Jolie is the worst thing they could do to this franchise – she is far too “Hollywood” to play Lisbeth. Plus, their sizes don’t fit.

    2. Your insulting comments about Americans betray your ignorance. The film did quite well in theaters here, despite a limited release and the DVD is among the top rentals. The Hollywood version (it’s not a remake) of the novel, like most Hollywood films, will be aimed as much at the international market as at Americans. It’s hardly being done to “appease” anybody.

      – Erik Sandqvist,

    3. Although insulting American and American film making is hilarious when you then hope the actress win an American film award. LOL. Sadly moronic.

      – GetAClue,

    4. Oh, Please please please. I can’t see Mikael B. as a american person. I don’t have many expectations about this. OMG

      – Júlia Alves , Brazil,

  5. Guys; it is all about money, Hollywood always is; the original movie is fantastic: real faces, real Sweden, real Larssons plot, nobody can do it better, but – distribution here in Canada was low key, no promotion, just a few cinemas, clearly aimed at saving all the dollars for the Hollywood remake, while creating impression that the movie is available, but… not where you live… Most of my friends made an effort to find and see it anyway, so much for subtitles not working in North America. BTW: Big cheer for Noomi Rapace, Hollywood doesn’t have anybody half that good.

    Jerzy,

    1. Liam Neeson was definitely the one I’d choose. Brad or George wouldn’t fit

      – sue,

    1. Nor will I. A. Jolie, Brad Pitt, Geo. Clooney, PeeWee Hermon…….JMJ. Lisbeth is 27 yrs. old…..I would love to be kind but let’s be real….AJ lost her edge yrs. ago. The film was great..period! What is it about the American ego that believes they can do it BETTER, BIGGER……..must be money, can’t think of any other reason.

      – Leave it alone!,

    2. Ellen Page could portray Lisbeth quite well. She’s early twenties but can easily pass for a teenager, has the right physical build and is an excellent actress.

      – Jo K.,

  6. learn from the swedish film, which was wonderful…no big names, no pretty faces…just great acting….please do not HOLLYWOOD-IZE this great story!

    S.L. Wagner,

  7. Fight Club and SeZen, were dark, dreary films posing as “art.” They were just empty and depressing. David Fincher will only be able to understand the kinky and, at times, nihilistic part of Lisbeth Salander, but her sense of justice, fairness and truthfullness will evade him, I think. Fincher won’t understand the multi-layered character that is Salander.

    Also, why “go” Hollywood? Find a fairly unknown, but wonderfully terrifying actress to play Salander. Clooney can play himself as Mikael Blomkvist. If only Johnny Depp were a woman, he/she could play Lisbeth!

    Eleanor Mooney,

  8. The movie will not do justice to the book, but we knew this would happen. Angelina Jolie is perfect for the part of Lisbeth and for Blomkist, I would choose LIam Neesom, maybe George Clooney.

    Harriet from Canada,

  9. It will never be possible for Hollywood to give a passable remake of the Swedish movie!!!! All odds is it won’t even be worth watching. Hollywood won’t be able to resist changing the stories and putting “glitzy” non true to the characters in as actors. Everyone i know has seen the Swedish version and say they will refuse to go to a Hollywood blah movie.

    gg,

  10. The shouldn’t rewrite it to suit the movie, it always disappoints the fans…. just remake it as it is…and George Clooney should be mikael

    Dawnp,

  11. Why take so long to make this movie? Everyone is reading the books right now. I’d imagine them to be a must at every book club’s reders.

  12. It should really be done as mini series, that would allow for better character development and a closer storyline with the booksand I don’t know how well her English is, but Noomi should reprise her role for the Hollywood versions

  13. Hollywood will ruin the stories, make changes that will infuriate people that read the books and don’t think that changes are needed. “Big stars” will be cast that are nothing like the characters…a disaster.

    PSW,

  14. Why take so long to make this movie? Everyone is reading the books right now. I’d imagine them to be a must at every book club’s reders.

    ,

  15. It should really be done as mini series, that would allow for better character development and a closer storyline with the booksand I don’t know how well her English is, but Noomi should reprise her role for the Hollywood versions

  16. Hollywood will ruin the stories, make changes that will infuriate people that read the books and don’t think that changes are needed. “Big stars” will be cast that are nothing like the characters…a disaster.

    PSW,

  17. Went to see ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo last Friday 18th June 2010 and it has already finished. Said to be released in 2012!! What am I missing here?

    jgibbs,

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