The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.
Despite gaining plenty of critical acclaim and taking in a healthy $233 million worldwide in 2011, there hasn't been any movement lately on a sequel to David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The project was based on the first of author Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy books, which were followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. There has been plenty of talk over the past few years about whether or not The Girl Who Played with Fire would ever move forward, but now we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter indicating the sequel may very well happen, although without director David Fincher.
The new interest in getting a sequel off the ground comes from the recent announcement that Knopf is publishing a new Millennium series novel entitled Spider's Web, written by David Lagercrantz. While this new entry was not written by the late Millennium trilogy author Stieg Larsson, the story does continue the exploits of hacker Lisbeth Salander, who was played by Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Knopf's announcement sent fans into a frenzy, with over 500,000 copies of the book to be made available in the U.S. alone for a global release on September 1. The response to this new book is what has Sony interested in moving forward with their theatrical franchise.Read More
Early in the month of February, Sony announced that Co-Chairman of SPE and Chairman of the Sony Motion Picture Group Amy Pascal was stepping down from her post to concentrate on producing. At the time, some of the projects sitting under Pascal were called into question, namely the Spider-Man reboot, which we now know is set for release in 2017 after the character first appears in Captain America: Civil War, and the next two chapters in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo saga, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. While it seemed like a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo might eventually happen someday, star Rooney Mara, who took on the iconic role of literary character Lisbeth Salander in the first movie, now claims the project is probably dead.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was released December 21st, 2011.Read More
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with the Blu-ray trailer and nine other in-depth videos from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD March 20. Along with the Blu-ray trailer we have four clips, featurettes on casting Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, and interviews with Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer. Take a look at this wealth of content from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Blu-ray.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy, which altogether has sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and has become a worldwide phenomenon. The first film begins with disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), having lost a libel suit and resigning as co-owner of his magazine, Millennium. In the interim, he takes on the investigation of a 40 year-old disappearance case on behalf of the wealthy Henrik Vanger (Plummer) of Vanger Industries. With the help of the pierced, tattooed and capable computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), they uncover corruption that no one could have ever imagined.Read More
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - the gripping, hard-edged thriller based on the first of Stieg Larsson's suspenseful and spell-binding "Millennium" trilogy - arrives on one-disc DVD and three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes two Blu-ray discs with UltraViolet + one DVD) on March 20th. This highly anticipated motion picture from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings together an all-star ensemble cast led by Daniel Craig (James Bond franchise), Rooney Mara (The Social Network), Golden Globe nominee Robin Wright (1994, Best Actress, Forrest Gump), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer (2012, Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role, Beginners) and Joely Richardson (TV's Nip/Tuck).
Earning $200 million in box office worldwide, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has received five Academy Award nominations including Actress in a Leading Role (Rooney Mara), Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. The film adaptation was directed by David Fincher with screenplay by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian who executive produced along with Mikael Wallen and Anni Faurbye Fernandez (both Headhunters). Original music is by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (2011, Best Original Score, The Social Network). The three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes two Blu-ray discs packed with more than four hours of behind-the-scenes footage as well as commentary by David Fincher. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, enabling consumers to instantly stream or download the movie.Read More
The Artist was named Best Film at tonight's Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London's Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as a performance award for Jean Dujardin who won the Leading Actor BAFTA.
Meryl Streep was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the film was also honoured in the Make-Up & Hair category.Read More