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martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director attacks Hollywood remake




Niels Arden Oplev says that Noomi Rapace, star of his original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,
 should not be overlooked as Stieg Larsson's heroine  
hacker Lisbeth Salander



'Noomi has captured this part' ...
 Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in 
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Photograph: Knut Koivisto

The director of the original
Swedish adaptation of the bestselling novel 
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has laid into 
the forthcoming Hollywood remake.
Niels Arden Oplev, who filmed the first film in the trilogy based on
 Stieg Larsson's hugely successful Millennium series, 
said he was angry that his lead actor, Noomi Rapace,
 faced being overlooked as the true face of the novels' protagonist,
 hacker Lisbeth Salander. Oplev also hinted that the Hollywood version, 
set to be directed by David Fincher, would be unlikely to
 hold a candle to his own film, comparing the still-in-production feature to 1993's poorly received The Assassin, a US remake of Luc Besson's French film
 La Femme Nikita from three years earlier.
"The only thing that's annoying to me is that the Sony PR machine
 is trying to make their Lisbeth Salander the lead Lisbeth Salander,"
 Oplev told the Word & Film website.
 "That's highly unfair because Noomi has captured this part and
 it should always be all her. That's her legacy in a way 
I can't see anyone competing with.
"I hope she gets nominated for an Oscar. I know a lot of 
Academy members have seen the film and liked it
 because every time I go to LA I meet so many people 
who have seen my version of it. Even in Hollywood 
there seems to be a kind of anger about the remake, like,
 'Why would they remake something when
 they can just go see the original?' Everybody 
who loves film will go see the original one.
"It's like, what do you want to see, the French version of 
La Femme Nikita or the American one? You can hope that
 Fincher does a better job."
Fincher has reportedly signed on to direct 
all three films in the Millennium trilogy, with 
The Social Network's Rooney Mara as his Salander. 
James Bond star Daniel Craig will play the other central 
role of crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, 
with Hollywood luminaries such as Robin Wright,
 Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Joely Richardson and 
Steven Berkoff also joining the cast. Oscar-winning
 screenwriter Steve Zaillian has written the screenplay.
Intriguingly, Fincher's version is currently being shot in Sweden, 
and the film-maker does not seem to have anglicised the names
 of his main characters. The film is expected to be released on 
21 December 2011.
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