According to The Playlist as soon as David Fincher is finished with his Facebook movie, The Social Network, he’s going to move on to his next film project called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Earlier in the month it was reported that Fincher’s next film would be called Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire, based on the life of the 1970’s chess master Bobby Fischer. Apparently he met with the filmmakers of the movie to help them out and I guess point them in the right direction, but unfortunately he’s not going to direct it. I was looking forward to seeing him do that. Oh well, life goes on.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a book that’s already been adapted in a Swedish language film trilogy, which is now going to get the Americanized version. It was rumored that actress Carey Mulligan was Sony Pictures top choice for the lead role, but according to her she has yet to here from them. Apparently Fincher is interested in bringing in an unknown actress for the lead role anyway, something I think more director should do. There’s a lot of undiscovered talent out there. We’ll see if the studio lets him do it though. Perhaps if he brings in a well known leading man, they’ll let him do it. Both Brad Pitt and George Clooney have been rumored to be the possible male leads in the past.
I think I'd much rather see Fincher direct a film that hasn't already been made. I haven't seen the original film of The Gril With A Dragon Tattoo yet, and I haven't read the book, but from what it's a great story.
Here's a description of the book:
A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.
It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves.
It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.
What do you think about Fincher's next project?