David Fincher Says The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Will Earn It's R Rating

David Fincher Says <em>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</em> Will Earn It's R Rating

Entertainment Weekly's latest cover story is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and in it Rooney Mara reveals the one aspect of Lisbeth that she feared more than anything.

With all this excitement for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo there is of course anticipation for the sequel. The second book in Stieg Larsson's trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire, is in the works. According to Amy Pascal, the Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures, Steven Zaillian, who worked on the first script is just putting the final touches on the script for the sequel. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are signed on for the two potential sequels, but David Fincher is not. Would Fincher be interested in directing the sequel? He says, "Not averse to the idea. Looking about as far into the future as dinner." Amy Pascal on the other hand says, "My guess is David will be there too."

As for the chances of winning any awards, Fincher doesn't believe its possible, he says, "There's too much anal rape."

Fincher on the R rating
David Fincher: "I couldn't be happier. We didn't want to whitewash it. We intend too earn our R. If you've read the Book, you know what I'm talking about."

"You Know, there are some rape scenes in this movie; there are people doing violence to each other. Nobody wants to be part of that transaction, even if it's fake. It can get ugly. When you have to be naked in front of 50 other people and chained to a bed and people are doing horrible things to you with objects...yeah, it's hard. But that was the story.

The challenges of playing Lisbeth
Fincher: "I told Rooney, 'You're going to be emaciated, you have to be naked, you have to get raped [on screen], get pierced, smoke cigarettes, ride a motorcycle.' I need you to really concentrate and tell me this is something you want."

Rooney Mara: "There were certainly things I was scared to do, but I never thought I wasn't up for the challenge. The motorcycle was the thing I really didn't want to do. You know, you're going to be raped, be naked...But as soon as he was like, 'You're going to have to ride a motorcycle,' I was like, 'Oh, really?'"

The challenge of Fincher's notorious amount of takes
Rooney: "You never want to have to smoke or eat in a David Fincher movie. You're doing it take after take. The eating is worse than the smoking. I was eating pizza in one scene , and I literally ate, like, 20 pieces."

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo hits December 21st.

DC Entertainment is releasing graphic novels in print and digitally based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be released by the company's Vertigo imprint in 2012, with sequel The Girl Who Played With Fire following in 2013 and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in 2014. - THR

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NeoBaggins - 11/25/2011, 11:21 AM
I thought this movie had been out and on dvd by now.
marvel72 - 11/25/2011, 11:22 AM
the original is great especially the tatoo scene.
ScootyPuffJr - 11/25/2011, 11:24 AM
The Swedish version has been out for some time Neo, this is the American remake.
marvel72 - 11/25/2011, 11:27 AM
@ teabag

david "seven" fincher knows what his doing with this style of film,this may appeal to more people because its in english.
Kayo - 11/25/2011, 11:35 AM
Fincher were good on directing Seven and Zodiac so i'm looking forward to see his version of this movie...............a mystery thriller film
AsianVersionOfET - 11/25/2011, 11:53 AM
It's not a remake, it's David Fincher's ADAPTATION of the book. For the love of Zeus stop calling it a remake. Also, the Swedish films were MADE FOR TV MOVIES. Basically the US's equivalent of a movie on Lifetime. I wonder if David Fincher's is gonna be better. Hmmm...
RunDTC - 11/25/2011, 11:53 AM
the fact Fincher is directing automatcilly has me interested.
95 - 11/25/2011, 11:56 AM
I was already going to see this.

Rooney is a great actress.
InfiniteMonkey - 11/25/2011, 12:02 PM
So its a remake of the books, interesting...
Nubase - 11/25/2011, 12:06 PM
the swedish movies were great, its what put noomi rapace on the map and look at the roles she got coming like holmes 2 and the lead in ridleys alien prequel and thats all because of the role of lisbeth salander which is perhaps the most challenging role for any female actress, anyone whos read the book or seen the swedish movies will know why.

As l'm a fan of fincher who for me Seven is still his best movie l will watch his take on the movie as well.
alucard365 - 11/25/2011, 12:12 PM
Can't wait for this movie, it's not a remake of the swedish film, it's another interpertation of the novel. You people need to do your research before commenting.
Tainted87 - 11/25/2011, 12:13 PM
Errr yeah, it is a remake. And oh my God if you ever saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (original) on Lifetime, let me know so I can prepare for the zombie apocalypse.

The Swedish film industry is remarkably low-budget, and hasn't had a whole lot of success with their films. Then comes "Let The Right One In" and "The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo", two movies quite faithfully adapted from very successful Swedish books, and lo and behold... Hollywood has to get their hands on it.

You say that because the work is based on a book, then it is just another adaptation.... but how long ago was the Millenium series (starring Noomi Rapace) released? Why is this "adaptation" popping up so soon after? Because it is FRESH on the minds of movie-goers. It's like today's Black Friday - you've got some great sales that won't last, an extremely limited selection, and hundreds to thousands of people who want to get it. The experience is like feeding a homeless, starving mass with just a candy bar. The get-it-while-you-can attitude.
Fantine - 11/25/2011, 12:14 PM
DioFoRio - 11/25/2011, 12:25 PM
lisbeth in both movies especially the original looked like Davey Havok
valeriesghost - 11/25/2011, 12:59 PM
wish they hadn't of taken her eye brows.
Fantine - 11/25/2011, 1:03 PM
They havent taken her eyebrows, they just bleached them blonde, and I think it gives her a much more striking look, Noomi was amazing, but looked more like Joan Jett..
TheDarkKnightWing - 11/25/2011, 1:29 PM

Its actually not a remake. Theyve been working on this film since before the swedish version even came out. The swedish version just managed to get finished and come out first.
AsianVersionOfET - 11/25/2011, 1:54 PM
@Tainted87, yeah, TheDarkKnightWing beat me to it. David Fincher acquired the rights to his own TGWTDT movie before Niels Arden Oplev (director of the first Swedish film) did. They just filmed it in two minutes so that's why it came out first. And for the second time, no, it's not a remake. It's an AD-AP-TAT-ION.
nowtheresaBATman - 11/25/2011, 3:11 PM
can't wait for Reznor's soundtrack
alucard365 - 11/25/2011, 4:06 PM
If Lisbeth teamed up with Batman, that would be Epic. Two great minds working together, the criminal underworld wouldn't stand a chance.
Bandrews1 - 11/25/2011, 4:44 PM
Really looking forward to this, I thought the original was awesome, and I can't wait to see Fincher's take on it.
nowtheresaBATman - 11/25/2011, 6:04 PM
she might be a good actress but she's ugly compared to Noomi Rapace
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/25/2011, 6:36 PM
Im sure its going to be such as good as the swedish version but if Rooney wins oscar from the role im going to scream and [frick]ing loud too! Noomi would have to get oscar too cause that performance was [frick]ing insane!;)
Giraffehead - 11/25/2011, 6:55 PM

The movie opened up in theaters and was not a made for TV movie. It also had the highest viewership in Swedish history. Please don't spout your judgements as facts.
Tainted87 - 11/25/2011, 9:26 PM
So we're saying that Fincher got the rights (how ONE director gets the rights to a movie, I really don't know, but I'll give you that if you want it) to his own adaptation BEFORE 2009? Because the Swedish film was released in February of 2009, as filming had begun in early 2008.

By definition, sure, it is not a remake. But I think it's plenty obvious that they're capitalizing on the unprecedented success of the Swedish adaptation. I mean do you really think it's any coincidence that the trailer shots look so very much like the original? Considering Fincher is (and I do mean this) an extremely talented director who is responsible for a few of the best modern thrillers.... don't you think he would try to bring something a bit unique to the trailers, like something that was left out of the books?

I'm not saying this won't be good. Fincher obviously isn't going to soften it up. I just don't like the reasons why this film is being made.
NeoBaggins - 11/26/2011, 1:26 AM
@ScootiePuffJr Oh, ok. Thanks for clearing that up.
croniccris - 11/26/2011, 5:55 AM
still tryin to decide if this movie is really worth seein...

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