This is a very busy year for actor Daniel Craig who is starring in a shit ton of films this year. Those films include Cowboys & Aliens, Dream House, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and none other than David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He’s been busy.
David Fincher is definitely taking the adaptation of the first novel in the popular Swedish trilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in a much darker way. I’ve seen the Swedish adaptation, however I vaguely remember it. I’m very excited to see how Fincher’s portrayal of the novel goes.
Recently Craig found time to sit down with Esquire to discuss David Fincher‘s directing of this film.
It’s as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we fucking all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore.And Fincher, he’s not holding back. They’ve given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you fucking serious?”
He raises his eyes, looks upward to describe what he saw in a set of Fincher’s dailies that startled him this way. You can imagine — the book contains sodomy and torture chambers and lighting people on fire. And yet, “it’s not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic,” Craig says. “It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don’t see it.”
This is the adult thing: to not be obvious about it. “There’s more than one way to sense violence,” he says. “Much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step.”
To hear that Fincher is being given a production budget of $100 million dollars on a R-rated movie is absolutely amazing! It really shows that they trust him to pull through on the dark and twisted premise that has been laid out. Obviously he has proven himself with the likes of Se7en. I loved Se7en and to know that David Fincher is directing the latest adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo just makes me want to have winter here already.
What do you think about the fact that this film is re adapted? Are you anymore excited after hearing these new details on Fincher’s ideas? I know the teaser made this film look great, these new details make it even better.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo drops into theaters on December 21st, 2011 (not soon enough).