Category Archives: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie

Will He/She . . . or Won’t He/She?

Will Daniel Craig return? Will Rooney Mara return? Will David Fincher return? The guessing game about a sequel to Hollywood’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues, afloat on a sea of speculation — informed, uninformed, half-formed, whatever. The latest twist (red-herring?) in … Continue reading

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Vogue features Rooney Mara on its cover

The February issue of Vogue features a profile of actress Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood/David Fincher version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie that debuted in December 2011. It’s a worthwhile character study of the Academy Award … Continue reading

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Sequel! Sequel!

Given that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo didn’t exactly have the box office mojo the studio had expected, we fans feared that the answer to the “will-they-or-won’t-they-do-a-sequel” question would be a firm “no.” (See stats, below.) But good news: Lisbeth Salander … Continue reading

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Noomi Rapace, the Original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, on the Cover of the New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine features an in-depth look at actress Noomi Rapace, whose new Hollywood movies—including Brian de Palma’s Passion and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (a film that “shares its DNA with Scott’s Alien,” although it specifically not supposed to be a prequel or a sequel) are … Continue reading

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Variety reports on the global popularity of Swedish film and culture in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

The most famous scene in Swedish film used to be Max von Sydow playing chess with Death on the seashore in Ingmar Bergman‘s “The Seventh Seal.” Now it’s Noomi Rapace carving “I am a rapist pig” on the belly of her hog-tied abuser in “The … Continue reading

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‘Dead Man Down’ reprises director and actress roles for Niels Arden Oplev and Noomi Rapace from the Scandinavian version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Michael Murphy of The Celebrity Café website reports on Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev’s activities as he fills out cast for his new, English-language feature. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo excitement has slowed substantially since the end of Oscar season, but … Continue reading

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“Are Femme Fatales The New Feminists?”

asks novelist Chris Pavone in a recent Wall Street Journal blog post. Pavone, the author of The Expats, riffs on the theme of  “how many women have been beating the crap out of people in movies recently.” He starts off referencing … Continue reading

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MGM: We Got Nicked On ‘Dragon Tattoo’

When is a 231% profit a loss? Apparently when MGM says it is. At least that is the implication one could draw from this recent report in the Los Angeles Times: Returns of $231 million in worldwide box office wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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The DVD is out

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has just been released on DVD. We continue to welcome comments from the followers of The Tattooed Girl blog about the David Fincher/Rooney Mara/Sony film itself, or in comparison to the Scandinavian film versions with … Continue reading

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Fans of Stieg Larsson and Lisbeth Salander may want to get ready for The Hunger Games movie:

There is some crossover in the fan bases of author Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games (and the rest of her trilogy) and Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and the rest of his trilogy)—but not much. That’s largely … Continue reading

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