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Rooney Mara claims David Fincher’s “Dragon Tattoo” trilogy is dead but that’s according to her, though…

We haven’t seen a sequel of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” based upon the book by Stieg Larsson and we finally got a new update of what’s going on with the film’s sequel, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”.

Rooney Mara spoke about the film toward E! TV and she claims the sequel isn’t going to happen and she thinks she will never play the role of Lisbeth Salander ever again. This is according to her, though.

Even though she says it might not happen, Fincher said it might ’cause Sony just spent millions on the rights and the script.

http://www.slashfilm.com/dragon-tattoo-sequel/

Over the last few years since Fincher hasn’t made a sequel yet, he kept himself busy with the “House of Cards” TV show for Netflix and he also made the film, “Gone Girl”. After “Gone Girl”, he’s gonna keep himself even busier ’cause he’s been signed to make a TV show for HBO called, “Utopia” so don’t expect a new David Fincher movie in the theaters anytime soon.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Don-t-Expect-David-Fincher-Movie-Anytime-Soon-Here-Why-67452.html

So if David Fincher makes the “Girl Who Played With Fire”, we probably won’t see it in a few years or longer.

We’ll have to wait and see, though. I hope Fincher will find some time to develop, “Girl Who Played With Fire” ’cause Daniel Craig is getting older and Rooney might lose interest in playing the role so I hope he makes it soon.

I really loved Fincher’s version of “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, the American version ’cause it was pretty close to the book. I think the French version pretty much sucked… wasn’t faithful to the book at all.

Lets hope Rooney is wrong and hope the film will happen. I say never say never!!!!!!!! Keep fingers crossed for now!

Kev

Film of The Day: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher version)

I think I remember picking this film as one of the best films of 2011, and I still stand by it. This is really quite the incredible flick. Based upon the famous novel by, Stieg Larsson. The Millenium Trilogy books has been pretty popular for years. Yes, these books were already made into Swedish films with Noomi Rapace, starring as Lisbeth Salander, but Fincher came along and started doing the American versions. I knew Fincher would do a great job directing “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, from the very start.

It tells a story about a journalist named, Mikael Blomkvist, who helps a man to find his missing daughter, Harriet. Of course, Mikael couldn’t do the job alone, so he hired a young computer hacker to help him do the research. Mikael thought this young computer hacker, was just an ordinary girl, but he learns that she wasn’t because of her goth-like appearance.

Starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, I thought both of them delivered great performances. The entire cast did great, honestly. Trent Reznor once again gave this film a beautiful score. The story was pretty thrilling and it’ll leave you wanting more and more. This Lisbeth Salander is a pretty like-able character.There are some disturbing and graphic scenes in this film, but without them, then this Lisbeth Salander character wouldn’t have worked. What I was most impressed with the film is that this film stayed very faithful to the novel. It didn’t leave anything out at all, pretty much.

I’m a proud owner of this film on Blu-Ray, and it’s another one of those films, I can re-watch over and over. I hope David Fincher and Trent Reznor will still work together for the next two films, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, and “Hornets Nest”. If you’re late on Fincher’s, “Dragon Tattoo”, and haven’t seen it. I would recommend it.

Kev

Film Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Starring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer

Directed by: David Fincher

Even though I picked this film as my No. 1 film of the year for 2011, I thought I would give this film a more detailed review to explain why. Here it is…

Plot/synopsis: A disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, teams up with a young computer hacker, named Lisbeth Salander, to search for a missing woman named Harriet, who has been gone for 40 years. 

A lot of people liked the Swedish version with Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth, I didn’t. The Swedish version had way too many problems. In the Swedish version, they made Mikael Blomkist, a kind, caring, good guy type of character when he wasn’t like that in the book. In the book, he had a don’t give a fuck, tough guy kind of attitude and wouldn’t give up until this missing woman is found. Plus, the Swedish version left too much out of the book and changed the story around.

This novel had a large following in Sweden and then slowly became more popular in the US. Finally, David Fincher, who is one of my favorite directors, did his take on the story. Honestly, I never was going to get into the Millennium series because all the internet buzz about the novel, got me into it. Like everyone else, I became addicted to the Lisbeth Salander character. This story deserves to get known in the US and David Fincher was the perfect director to do that job. I could see no other director doing this movie.

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth in the Swedish version, was okay, but that wasn’t how the character was in this book. Noomi’s version, she wasn’t shy, and she was a little more evil and aggressive in this one. Rooney Mara’s version of the character stayed true to the novel. In the book, Lisbeth was described as very emotional and tough, but she also had heart and she can love people when she wanted it. Rooney Mara did a great job staying true to the character. I never liked Rooney Mara as an actress too much, but she showed her acting talent as Lisbeth in this one, that I gave her a little more respect.

Fincher’s version is more stylish and different. It’s a very dark movie and the pacing maybe a little slow, but you’ll become addicted to the story as soon as it starts and will keep you watching ’til the very end.

I was also impressed with Trent Reznor’s score for this film. His scores in movies are getting better and better. I didn’t want Trent to retire from Nine Inch Nails, but when he announced he was quitting Nine Inch Nails to start a career scoring movies, I’m beginning to think that what he did was a good thing. At first I didn’t think Trent had enough talent to score movies, but I thought wrong. He already won an Oscar for “The Social Network”, and here’s another great score for, “Dragon Tattoo”. He is very talented at composing music for movies.

I was most impressed on how faithful and true the movie was to the book. The movie matched every scene from the book perfectly. Didn’t really leave anything out at all. Movie adaptations from novels always had a problem with leaving stuff out and changing the story around, but that didn’t happen with this film. Even the rape scene and all the sex is in there as well.

Lisbeth Salander is one of the best movie characters in a long time. Could she easily line up with all the other great movie characters like the Terminator, Rambo, Clark Griswold, ET, Bill the Butcher, Heath Ledger’s Joker, and Indiana Jones? Yes, absolutely!!! This movie maybe dark, graphic and disturbing, but the Lisbeth Salander character wouldn’t matter if the controversial stuff wasn’t part of the story.

Stieg Larrson inspired this story, from the Pippi Longstocking children’s book, that’s where it all came from. Fincher’s version was pretty masterful and this is why I had chosen this film to be the best movie of the year. I think the story was made as a way to bring awareness to sexual violence against women and that stuff still happens to this day. Fincher did a phenomenal job, and I hope he directs the other two sequels to this movie, “Girl Who Played with Fire” and “Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. I haven’t read “Hornet’s Nest” yet, the third book, I plan on buying that book for my Ipad soon.

I don’t think “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Fincher will be Oscar worthy for “Best Picture” but it be cool if it actually got the nomination.

Score for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” = **** (4 stars as in excellent”)

Kev

Cool Video: I’m now totally psyched to see the “Dragon Tattoo” film after this seeing this 8 minute trailer…

After seeing the 8 minute trailer to “Dragon Tattoo”, makes me psyched to see the film. I’m sold. I really can’t wait to see it now and hope to see it opening day. Love the book so much and I’m sure the movie will be amazing as well. I’m already predicting this could be the best film of 2011.

Kev

Report: Scarlett Johansson was original choice to play Lisbeth Salander but was dropped by David Fincher…

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is on the cover of this month’s “Vogue” magazine, and David Fincher talks about the film in that issue. He said, Scarlett Johansson, was the original choice to play Lisbeth Salander, but she was dropped, and he decided to hire Rooney Mara for the role instead.

David does explain why he dropped Scarlett. He basically said that if he had Scarlett in the movie, everyone will expect her to get naked. Lisbeth was supposed to be like a children’s character (Remember, she was inspired by Pippi Longstocking), so David compared her to, E.T. , to give you an example. He wanted the Lisbeth character to be lovable, like E.T. He felt Scarlett didn’t have that, I guess.  He was impressed with her acting during her audition, though.

Read the full story, here.

I’m sure Scarlett would have done a great job but her boobs are too big. In the book, Lisbeth’s boobs were described as small.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the “Dragon Tattoo” movie, I will see it in theater and I hope it won’t be disappointing. I’m sure Fincher will do justice with the book.

Kev

 

Cool Video: New “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trailer hits, and it looks amazing!!!

I’m totally blown away by the new trailer! The American version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” looks fantastic!!! I’m psyched to see this movie. Will this be the best movie of the year for 2011??? I’ll have to wait and see. So far the best film of the year is “Warrior”, but will “Dragon Tattoo” top it?

Will David Fincher and the cast move on to make the second movie, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” after this? It’s too early to tell. We’ll have to wait and see how ‘Dragon Tattoo” does in the box office, if they want to do a sequel. I’m sure they will move on to “Girl Who Played With Fire”, ’cause I just know that “Dragon Tattoo” is going to be the biggest hit of the year.

Can’t wait to see this movie. See the trailer, here. Hopefully this movie didn’t leave too much out of from the books which probably will.

Kev

Why the goth look on Lisbeth Salander???

The goth look on Lisbeth Salander played by Rooney Mara for David Fincher’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and Noomi Rapace played Lisbeth for the Swedish version, is being questionable by some people. Some of you may ask, why the goth look? I can see why some people would feel uncomfortable with her look. I’ve seen plenty of real women that has a similar goth look.

Before Stieg Larrson created this Lisbeth character for the Millennium series, he had this weird and messed up vision in his head of what Pippi Longstocking would have looked when she’s a full grown adult. Pippi Longstocking was a very popular character for children’s books in Sweden. Pippi Longstocking was also pretty well  known in the U.S. too. Everything about Lisbeth is Pippi Longstocking inspired.

If you read the Millennium books, Lisbeth has the words, “V. Kulla” spray painted on the front door of her apartment. Where does “V. Kulla” came from? It’s the abbrievation of Villa Villekulla which is the name of Pippi’s house in the children’s books. Salander originally was born with red heair but she dyed it to black. Pippi had red hair too. Lisbeth’s face is very similar to Pippi as well.

In the books, Lisbeth is an expert researcher and a pro computer hacker. Before, Mikael Blomkvist met this woman in the books, he kept picturing her as a smart, rich, and beautiful lady. Nope. When he actually met her in the first novel, she turned out to be a scary looking goth girl instead. Lisbeth wasn’t rich, she had financial troubles and would do just about anything for money. That’s why she agreed to work for Mikael ’cause she was desperate for a job. While she can be a tough and difficult lady to get along with, there is a heartfelt and emotional part about her too. She can be a fun loving girl at times too.

I think the reason for the goth look is not only for the entertainment part of it, without it, people wouldn’t pay attention to the books. The Millennium series wouldn’t be popular without the goth look. They want people to be scared of her look at first, but when you actually get into the character, you’ll think to yourself, “Wow, she’s actually a great character”.

The reason for her tough girl attitude, is that she had a tough life growing up. Everybody treated her like garbage, she was raped, etc. As a 12 year old, Lisbeth, set her own father on fire, because he beat her mother that left her with permanent brain damage.

The goth look is so she can be a different and new person. The look is her way of moving on from her dark past. She wanted to move forward and not look back. She felt that she could be a better person with that look.

I really am looking forward to David Fincher’s version, and I hope he stays true to the novel, this time, and not leave anything out. I will be there to see this in theater. I still haven’t read the other two Millennium books, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicks the Hornet’s Nest” but I’ll get to them soon. There are still other books I need to catch up on.

Kev