'Dragon Tattoo' Ending 'Completely Changed'

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Even as people are struggling to adjust to the idea of Rooney Mara as the new Lisbeth Salander, fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo have been slapped with another shocker—director David Fincher has decided to radically alter the ending of the American version of the film from that of Stieg Larsson's novel.

Fincher tells W magazine (via MSN) that screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) was given wide latitude to change things up, leading to a screenplay that "departs rather dramatically from the book." Says Fincher,

"[Mikael] Blomkvist is less promiscuous, Salander is more aggressive, and, most notably, the ending — the resolution of the drama — has been completely changed...This may be sacrilege to some, but Zaillian has improved on Larsson — the script's ending is more interesting."
The American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo—which is currently filming and also stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig—will be released on December 11.

Do you trust Fincher to do Dragon Tattoo justice? Share your thoughts and concerns in the comments section.

 

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  • yep
    yep

    [quote=Natalie Sternfield]I just dont understand the need to remake the movie, let alone change the ending. The original is absolutely brilliant, and is without disappointment from beginning to end. The actors and actresses all fit perfectly - the movie is based in Sweden and all of the actors are Swedish (makes sense, right?). To boot, the movie trilogy was just released in 2009. The subtitles are spot on and the voice over is so perfectly fluid that you dont even notice their mouths moving differently after the first few minutes. Im interested to see the remake, as Im curious to see Rooney Mara try to live up to Noomi Rapace's performance, but I just dont see the necessity of it. Agreed.

  • yep
    yep

    [quote=Natalie Sternfield]I just dont understand the need to remake the movie, let alone change the ending. The original is absolutely brilliant, and is without disappointment from beginning to end. The actors and actresses all fit perfectly - the movie is based in Sweden and all of the actors are Swedish (makes sense, right?). To boot, the movie trilogy was just released in 2009. The subtitles are spot on and the voice over is so perfectly fluid that you dont even notice their mouths moving differently after the first few minutes. Im interested to see the remake, as Im curious to see Rooney Mara try to live up to Noomi Rapace's performance, but I just dont see the necessity of it. Agreed.

  • Perry de Havilland
    Perry de Havilland

    Hollywood can usually be relied to screw up European movies. This is oh so predictable and why I will never waste my money on this utterly pointless remake of a fun movie.

  • Chi
    Chi

    How is the floss diet affecting her life?

  • mary
    mary

    [quote=Natalie Sternfield]I just dont understand the need to remake the movie, let alone change the ending. The original is absolutely brilliant, and is without disappointment from beginning to end. The actors and actresses all fit perfectly - the movie is based in Sweden and all of the actors are Swedish (makes sense, right?). To boot, the movie trilogy was just released in 2009. The subtitles are spot on and the voice over is so perfectly fluid that you dont even notice their mouths moving differently after the first few minutes. Im interested to see the remake, as Im curious to see Rooney Mara try to live up to Noomi Rapace's performance, but I just dont see the necessity of it. I have the same opinion! Why change everything or even make a new movie when there already is one brilliant !

 
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