Fincher Eyes Dragon Tattoo Remake

Despite the film’s critical success, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is already being remade. *Sigh*

David Fincher, director of Se7en and Fight Club, is currently the front-runner for the job according to New York magazine. A deal was made late last year with Sony to get the rights to an English language version of the story and now, having seen the success of the movie, Fincher is circling the project.

But he’s not the only one. Word is that An Education star Carey Mulligan could appear in Fincher’s version as the Lisbeth Salander character, already played by Noomi Rapace.

No deal has been struck yet but Gangs Of New York scribe Steve Zaillian has written a first draft screenplay and Scott Rudin will be producing.

But is it way too soon to be thinking about a remake? It’s no a secret that the mainstream UK audiences struggle with foreign language films but this remaking trend is becoming more than a little patronising. Swedish vampire drama Let The Right One In has been remade into Let Me In and Guillermo Del Toro’s Spanish language horror The Orphanage is also getting a translation.

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