David Fincher is directing from a script by Steven Zaillian, adapted from Stieg Larsson's book of the same name. David Fincher also told the site that his movie would not be a remake of the Swedish film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but more of a straight-up adaptation of the book:
"Steven Zaillian has written the new screenplay, and he has based it on the book and made his own version. Sure, there are scenes that will resemble those in the Swedish film, but it is the book that we are filming."
Production is currently under way in Stockholm.