December 22, 2011 7 Comments
I will admit that I was a bit skeptical when it came to the announcement of the remake of a 2009 Swedish film that is also based on the Swedish book of the same name published back in 2005. I mean given Hollywood’s new found (well, more prevalent) penchant for remaking everything under the sun, I wasn’t a fan initially of this remake, even with the clinical and precision skills that Director David Fincher brings to his films. In some ways, it feels like we are going to see an adaptation of an adaptation from an adapted novel. This is Inception like filmmaking, meaning I am waiting for this movie to get remade in the next two years. Aside from my disdain for remakes, I am intrigued by what the gifted David Fincher is capable of producing, what with keeping the icy setting of Sweden in sights, pulling Rooney Mara for the titular role of Lisbeth Salander, and having the partnership of Trent and Atticus composing the score of the movie, already has me on edge. The question that needs to be answered is; can Fincher find a way to not only remain faithful to the source material, but also make this version something unique and set itself apart from it’s Swedish counterpart?