First of all, Trent Reznor will be doing the soundtrack for the remake. Considering the first one didn't even have a soundtrack (I think), this is a pretty cool plus. Also, Trent Reznor is the shit. He is the greatest artist of our generation. If you feel differently, you're wrong. It's not Kanye. Shut up.
After all, T Rez (those in the know call him T Rez) won an Oscar for that facebook movie that I didn't watch.
|Trent Reznor even looks like the chick from the Swedish movie.|
Also, I'm kind of excited because David Fincher is directing the remake. In case you've forgotten, Fincher did Fight Club, a favorite of teenage males everywhere, and Se7en, a favorite of teenage males everywhere. So, it's pretty clear he has some range. He will also, no doubt, try to remake The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as darker and edgier. He gives me hope because he's made some good movie (Fight Club, Alien 3), although he has also made a few heaping piles of etc. (Panic Room, The Curious Case of Benjamin "I'm trying to win an Oscar" Button).
The new girl they cast seems all right. But, Noomi Rapace is a tough act to follow. And I've never actually seen Rooney Mara in anything before. It does look like she transitioned from nice girl to tough girl pretty smoothly.
My greatest concern about this film is that it just seems so unnecessary. The Swedish ones were awesome. So, what could the difference really be? Is this just a cheesy attempt to try to reach a wider audience by remaking it in English designed for an American audience. Probably, and that's lame.
Also, the new one has Daniel Craig set to play Blomquist. That guy has as much acting range as a rock.
So, what do you think? Who saw the Swedish ones? What would you like to see out of the American versions?