Monday, July 19, 2010

More Details from Sony about the Film Adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
More information about the book

It's only a few sentences in the middle of a long interview, but Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal talks a bit about the English language film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson in a discussion with The Wrap. (It's on page 5 if you visit the website.)

When asked if the female lead (Lisbeth Salander) has been cast, she says, "No, we are going to do a global search on her. Every actress in the world wants it. It’s the greatest character for a girl since I-don’t-know-what." As for who might play Mikael Blomkvist, Daniel Craig's name has been mentioned in the past, but didn't come up here.

And as to the time-frame of the films (Sony is planning adaptations of all three books in the series), Pascal says, "Well, I’m going to try to get these movies out as fast as possible. But, you know, we’ll have the first one next Christmas [2011]. And hopefully, the next two as quick as I can get them. We’re trying to figure that out now."

It's been widely reported that David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network) is interested in directing the film and Sony is clearly is interested in having him direct, but that's far from certain. Pascal says, "Yeah, I would like it. I’m hoping he [Fincher] will. And he’s hoping he will."

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