The American remake of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is now set to be the next film of David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Fight Club”) reports The Playlist.
The first in the “Millennium” trilogy based on late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s international bestsellers, the story follows disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist and misunderstood rebellious female hacker Lisbeth Salander investigating the 40-year-old disappearance of a industrialist’s niece on a remote island. Their investigations uncover religious killings, Nazism, rape, child abuse and murder.
All three books have already been adapted into a Swedish language film trilogy with the first, ‘Dragon Tattoo’, having hit theaters in the US, UK and Australia in recent weeks to very good reviews and strong sales for a non-English language film. The next two films are scheduled for release later in the year.
Carey Mulligan has been tipped for the Salander role but the actress herself claims no-one has been in contact. Fincher apparently wants an unknown for the very complex Salander character. Scott Rudin will produce and Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “American Gangster”) will pen the script with shooting to kick off around October once Fincher wraps press for his upcoming drama “The Social Network”.
Earlier this month there was talk Fincher was to helm the 1970s-set chess drama “Pawn Sacrifice” with Tobey Maguire, however its now been revealed Fincher only met with the filmmakers to advise them rather than take on a directorial capacity.