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Get your first look at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. W Magazine has posted a big cover story on Rooney Mara stepping in as the punky badass hacker chick Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's remake of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. It's a great read (click here to visit W's Page and give it a read!) and illustrates the crazy process Rooney went through to get the role.

I caught wind of the story via JoBlo, so props to those guys as well.

On top of the nice W story they also have the cover photo and a pretty steamy Suicide Girls-hot photo that I'm including below showing us that Rooney's Lisbeth is very much in tone with Noomi Rapace's.

Enjoy and click either to visit W's original story!






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  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by biffy88

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    second... and she's hot

    by Ben

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Marilyn Manson getting a tat on his ass?

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by tim hager

    cigs and blood and bare stomachs and dudes with freaky ear things. my penis is so confused.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Not as hot

    by SavageJuicebox

    As the original actress. Sorry.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    I prefer the Swedish film with Noomi Rapace

    by brocknroll

    I heard the original Swedish film with Noomi Rapace is amazing. Never read the book and never saw the original Swedish version, but I'll get into it soon. Fincher's version is going to be crap.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    "I prefer the Swedish film with Noomi Rapace"

    by syn_flood

    But you haven't seen it yet? WAT?

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Not a good look. Rapace pulls it off better.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Maybe he just prefers the idea

    by manley

    That's how I feel about a lot of things. I prefer being in space to being shot, and I've never done either. Nevermind, that was a stretch. I can't justify his claim.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Rapace was good but

    by aversiontherapy2

    She wasn't the character in the books, who was described several times as being childlike, angelic (even by a trussed up criminal she was threatening with a live grenade), mistaken for a 14 year old, etc. Rapace was great at the intense inner turmoil stuff but she only had one half of the character down.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by SavageJuicebox

    Yes but Rapace was still hotter. Which is the shallow argument I shall stick with.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    A tough female character should dress demurely

    by kabong

    just for a change. Not sleazy, not athletic, not ninja, not punk. Not a TEEN like "Hanna," either. Grey skirt, white blouse. Then the contrast with kick-ass action would be more striking. But no: it's all got to be the same trope, the same pose, the same look. I don't mean in this Salander remake. But in another movie, sometime, somewhere.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I prefer the film I haven't seen yet...yup...idiot.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Just rewatched Social Network last night and thought, "this will be the new Lisbeth Salander?" Of course, photos only convey how make-up and costuming "punk" the actress up. Have to see her act... I HAVE seen the originals and Noomi Rapace will be a tough act to follow, because she seemed to embody the punk attitude not just by look alone.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Ehh. Should have kept the long hair....

    by Dharma4

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Post 12

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    I got my first look at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander! Amazing!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by FrankBooth93

    I'd rather use my hand

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    kabong ...

    by chuckmoose

    "A tough female character should dress demurely" Her name was Buffy.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Eat me hollywood

    by Willbraham

    I won't pay to see anymore remakes. NOOMI RAPACE FTW. Rooney Mara is still incredibly cute though, just not as Salander.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by sweeneydave

    Did you see Chocolate (2008)? I believe the girl you are describing is Zen.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Why is there not a pic of the actual Dragon Tatoo?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    It's important for context; if only for the English translation. This is, after all, an adaptation from the English version. No Dragon Tattoo, no Salander, no matter what is written on her chest.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Buffy was demure but just a high school girl; haven't seen

    by kabong

    Chocolate. Anyone trying to be some sort of secret agent or infiltrator . . . shouldn't be noticeable. She should look ordinary, until she explodes into action. Look at Maggie Q as Nikita. Okay, okay, you can stop looking. She shouldn't be strutting around in high heels and leather. It makes her look like what she is, a high-powered assassin. A really tough bitch wouldn't advertise, just let it be a surprise when she slams a blade into opponent's heart.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Noomi had better eyes

    by The Chosen

    The look on Noomi's face was in every frame and every publicity photo that of burning rage and sharp-theet revenge. I don't see that here. If you read the book, you'd agree that it's utterly necessary for the actress to inspire that.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    You people are dumb

    by tim hager

    "Based on a still picture, I am ready to past judement on the merits of actress A vs. actress B." Fortunately, not that we have "talkies," Mara gets to speak and everything. How about at least see a trailer before you eagerly pan the film? I'll trust Fincher's eye to casting, which is more of a reliable barometer than a tarted up photo shoot for W magazine. This site always leaves me with a nasty taste of cynical and petty.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    So, she's getting a dragon tattoo on her ass? What?

    by Snookeroo

    "That does it! I'm dragon my ass outta here!"

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    looks better than i expected

    by Monolith_Jones

    I thought they would soften her edge

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace is wayyy hotter!

    by LegendarySpartanBlood

    and dadgumit!! those swedish films are outstanding!! i hope they dont FUCK THIS UP!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    "I won't pay to see anymore remakes."

    by MattmanReturns

    They're not all bad: John Carpnter's The Thing Wizard of OZ The Departed The Fly Scarface and... uh... Fuck.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    she looks fucking great though..i'll give her that

    by LegendarySpartanBlood

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Nice to see Peter Murphy is getting work these days.

    by AzulTool

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    You left out the best part of the W article.


    There's a scene where she rapes a dude by kicking a dildo up his ass.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Who Cares

    by D o o d

    There's a version already and it's a brilliant bit of film making! Hollywood, please stop remaking excellent films!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by Scytherius

    She's not moving around so that may be it. Personality affects appearance for sure. But Noomi Rapace was hot. this? I need a bath.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Not what we are saying

    by Scytherius

    Just going on the looks of each. Roony may rock the part. Who knows. But the look, at least at this stage, ain't working. But I'll keep an open mind.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    For some reason, these movies are catnip to middle aged people.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    she looks all kinds of awesome.

    by alice133

    + fincher ftw!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Bare skin

    by enderandrew

    Just because there is exposed flesh doesn't make her hot. She looks like she is about 80 pounds. Her face looks emaciated. She is pale as a ghost and looks almost comatose in both shots. I guess if you were turned on by corpse-like drug addicts who seem oblivious of the world around them, then she would be perfect!

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    "way hotter"

    by RentonRiggs

    Lisbeth Salander is not supposed to be hot. That's the whole point. She's supposed to be this waif that is constantly underestimated by her adversaries, which is why they didn't cast ScarJo. The books even describe her this way. Several people mistake her for a male throughout the series. She's not supposed to be Marilyn Monroe. As for "remakes" anyone who claims the originals are classic and shouldn't be remade have clearly not read the books because the second book tops the first and the second film is a made for TV disaster. Its the Hipster cliche of the year to pretend you've read and seen the second one in favor of not remaking them, just like pretending to have read Watchmen was the "appalled at the adaptation" flavor of the month a couple years ago. If you actually read part 2 and then see the Swedish version and STILL think Fincher couldn't blow that crap out of the water, congratulations, you've lost all credibility.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The hair is terrible

    by Two

    This girl could have been as hot, if not hotter, but that 'do has got to go. Terrible.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    I liked Noomi just fine

    by Bass Ackwards

    But I think people make too big a deal out of the performance, as a character Salander is just kind of blank, its mostly about the look, I think most any actress who is short and skinny will do just fine in the role, Noomi just got there first. I very much look forward to what Fincher has to bring to this, and I think Daniel Craig is pitch perfect as Mikael (I like the Swedish actor, but I never found him as charming or clever as I did in the books, I think Craig has a better opportunity/ability to bring that to the character).

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Though hopefully they color the eyes

    by Bass Ackwards

    Digitally or with contacts, that's the one distinctive feature that the books and the movies made a point of that these pictures don't capture. Salander is supposed to have dark, dark eyes, not the bright blues of Rooney.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    an anorexic dude with no eyebrows is sexy?

    by BadMrWonka

    am I missing something?

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST


    by jack black

    one moment to fap on these pics pls.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by Dennis_Moore

    Peter Murphy was actually in the recent Twilight sequel playing a vampire. Beneath him, but he's always wanted to break into big screen acting, so as along time fan I was happy for him (apparently the director was a fan. Pete also tried to get a role in the Matrix movies...

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    as a long time meant to post

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Is brocknroll trying to be ironic?

    by beastie

    Is he/she pretending to be a pretentious pre-teen? If so, well played brocknroll.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I loved Bahaus growing up. Love & Rockets fan as well.

    by AzulTool

    Yeah, that's right. I forgot that good ole Pete was in the last Twilight flick. I saw Bauhaus on their reunion tour a few years back on Halloween night. I'm not much on nostalgia, but that was a really cool show.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    They're remaking this because...?

    by nostairway

    Oh yeah, Americans are too illiterate for subtitles. I forgot.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Anyone else looking forward to the BJ scene?

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    I love it when these sweet, little actresses go grimy! Just sayin...

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST


    by scors54

    I'll stick with the Rapace version. Gonna pass on this remake.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    I HAVE been shot. I guarantee that yes, you would rather be in space.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by RentonRiggs

    No, its because Americans are literate and realize the Swedish parts 2 and 3 are shit and that Fincher could make better versions with his eyes closed. its not a remake if its based on a book. Just a different Adaptation. Deal with it. When a book sells 40 million copies worldwide, its safe to assume Hollywood will make a big budget version of said book. And its complete fallacy to assume people want that film made because of illiteracy. That's just bad logic. Not to mention that a TV version of something isn't untouchable. Or should we ignore Traffik/Traffic and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    by Sean Finnesey

    She looks like one of those hookers you see walking down the street that you are almost positive, is... Positive, but you are tempted to bag it, and risk it so long as you dont have to look at her face.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by Sean Finnesey

    Racoon eyes always worked for me untill now.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    You never read the books or saw the movies? Fair enough, but I have and the first books is great, the second and third are pretty much one story split in two parts. Anyway. There IS room for improvement as far as the films go. I say go right ahead Fincher.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Wait what? I just re-read your post.

    by phifty2

    I assumed you were joking but it appears you weren't.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    only in the talkback world could The Game get a frowny face

    by BadMrWonka

    that movie was fucking amazing. Fincher's string of Seven, Fight Club and The Game is one of the greatest examples of a director in near perfect form that I can think of.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    And for fuck's sake this isn't a remake.

    by phifty2

    It's an adaption of a book. If they made a new Dracula would you say "Oh not another remake of that Coppola/Badham/Browning film? No. The thought wouldn't even cross your mind. And for those who have seen the films you have to admit they're good but they could be a whole hell of a lot better; especially Fire and Hornet.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    So this remake will still be set in Sweden?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    If so, then I don't get why they are doing that -- remaking the entire movie but having new actors speak in English. What's the point? At least the remake of Let The Right One In was Americanized and renamed.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Thank you. I really like the first film. The others are passable versions of the books but in no way are the "true" vision of what was captured on the page. And imo the second and third books, while entertaining, are hardly classics of crime fiction. Look, I like the books a lot(I have the hardcover box set with the On Stieg Larsson extra) but some people's fanatical worship of these books and films stems from some kind of "I read/saw it first and that makes me hip."

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    prof. pop-cult

    by phifty2

    Dude, If it wasn't set in Sweden people would be sending Fincher death threats. So it is and people still complain. Let me lay it down for you: It's an adaptation of a book. The book was written by a Swedish author and set in Sweden. The movie will take place in Sweden with english being spoken.(Just like Schindler's List, you see the actual people the film was about all spoke German but the actors spoke english) This is a thing filmmakers do when it's the material and characters that matter, not the fucking language they speak. The characters are still Swedish. If you want a Swedish version I hear there's not one but fucking three movies out there based on this series in Swedish. It's a fucking adaption of a fucking book and it's fucking set in fucking Sweden. Fuck.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one?

    by dukeroberts

    Am I the only one who thinks that Rooney Mara kind of looks like Elijah Wood? I think she does. I like her sister though.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Another reason to set in Sweden

    by Bass Ackwards

    There are plot points that hinge on Swedish laws and such that are a bit different than US laws (like Salander's guardianship). As for the Swedish movies, in my opinion te first one is passable, the last two are forgettable. There's plenty of room to improve and I have no doubt Fincher is going to turn in a top notch adaptation.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    bass ackwards

    by phifty2

    Ahh, another open minded gent. These movies need to be set in Sweden(there was talk of moving the location to the American north west and that is a terrible idea) The location is important, the characters are, the material is, the language spoken...not so much. And anyone who thinks the films are perfect and can't be improved have not... A. Read the books B. Seen the films or C. Both

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    ...of course Salander doesn't have "Salander" tatooed on her chest. It's a photo shoot for a magazine.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    What the hell is that new Harry animation?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Wow, I got a quite a few responses!!

    by brocknroll

    To make my point more clear, I said I was more interested in the Noomi Rapace version and not David Fincher's version. I plan to read the books first though.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    And I'm a "he" by the way...

    by brocknroll

    I don't think a girl would ever make a screen name of "brocknroll" right? That name would be more of a guy thing.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    given a cute chick with hair, and one without

    by frank cotton

    (as in bald), all else being the same, i would bang the chick with the hair first. and i'm bald

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I like "The Game" quite a bit

    by ufoclub1977

    much more than "Zodiac". Reality had a surreal mood after walking out of "The Game" into the parking lot. "Zodiac" left me with nothing. Maybe I have to see it again.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Hot Photo? She looks like an anorexic heroine addict

    by Quadrillionaire

    Not hot

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    I loved the original Swedish versions...BUT...

    by sonnyfern

    this IS David Fincher here, who is a better director in every way. I doubted the casting of Rooney, but she looks awesome. I don't know if she'll be able to mess with Noomi Rapace, because she OWNS that fucking role. She's what makes those movies interesting. But again, I'm very interested in seeing how all of this turns out.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    RE: Harry Animation

    by MrPoop

    Metropolis. And I'm willing to give Fincher's version a shot. The original Swedish film was really good.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST

    A director in perfect form - 3 greats back to back?

    by palimpsest

    John McTiernan: PREDATOR / DIE HARD / THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. That's a holy trinity of man cinema right there. Alfred Hitchcock: VERTIGO / NORTH BY NORTHWEST / PSYCHO The king of this is Stanley Kubrick, though. THE KILLERS through to FULL METAL JACKET - and not a mediocre film betweeen them

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Salander an anorectic in the book though?

    by BenBraddock

    Call me sick, but her look turns me on

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Tits are too big

    by spangu

    Salander is flat chested until book/movie number 2. Love David fincher, but hate the idea of Hollywood doing this one. The swedish versions did the job and there is no need to remake them.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    damn straight kabong!

    by tonguestubble

    I'd love to see a heroine strong enough to show sexuality without dressing in some outlandish black pvc body thong. That shit is played out However, I spoke to a friend of mine yesterday who has been designing costumes for an up coming movie. One design for a female superhero costume was thrown out by the producers so one of the more experienced costume designs gave my friend a tip - put in a zip that starts at the neck and drops down past her boobs. My friend put in the zip, changed nothing else and BINGO design approved! If you're heroine is in a movie by Fox, Tom Rothman wants her tits out, period.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    To harry animation

    by Uridium

    What the hell are you doing at a geek film website if you have never seen Metropolis?

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Remake of good, recent foreign movie + Fincher =

    by Flip63Hole

    no thanks. Won't even bother downloading the torrent...

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by MrBook

    Peter Murphy was in Twilight: Eclipse. I'm not kidding. And yes I actually watched that piece of shit movie.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    To those bitching about remakes, I offer you...

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    ...these examples: If there wasn't a remake of Kurosawa's YOJIMBO, we never would have got Leone's A FISTFULL OF DOLLARS If no one had bothered to remake Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI, we never would have seen or whistled along to the score of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN If chinboy Lucas had never watched Kurosawa's THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, would we heve got the original STAR WARS If John Huston never remade SATAN MET A LADY, we wouldn't have THE MALTESE FALCON If Kenneth Branagh had said Olivier's HAMLET was the end-all-be-all version, he never would have made his four-hour masterpiece that put the entire play on screen If De Palma thought Howard Hawks' SCARFACE was perfect, then Al Pacino wouldn't grace the fronts of millions of thug wannabe t-shirts --- My point is that while, yes, many remakes are unnecessary and ultimately failures, the ones that DO succeed tend to give us iconic performances in their own right. Or consider this: Film is a technological advancement of the stage play, replacing it for many, many people as the theater-going experience. And stage plays were re-made and re-staged for centuries. Why is film different? Why must we assume that one specific version and vision is THE ONLY way it could be done? Granted Michael Bay's company Platinum Dunes should never be allowed to perform another remake abortion as longg ashe still draws air, but that shouldn't prevent remakes altogether, should it?

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    on a completely unrelated note...

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    WHY THE FUCK IS IGN REPORTING THAT TOM "FUCKNUGGET" CRUISE IS GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CHOICE FOR THE LEAD IN AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS?!?!?!? If that's the case - and I truly, madly, deeply hope it's not - but if it is, then (it pains me to say this) Guillermo Del Toro can SUCK IT! Seriously, I love me some Del Toro and was thrilled to hear he was tackling Cthulu. But I refuse to spend one dime on it if it means I have to sit through another movie starring that hapless has-been/religious nut.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by The_All_Dead

    All this shit cuz Americans are to fucking stooopid to read subtittles. Fuckin fat cheeseburger eating idiots. And im sorry but the original gave lizbeth a good balance of sexy and freak,this just looks like a methhead.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Noomi is Hotter

    by frakthetoasters

    Rooney looks like Plague Incarnate.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    big fan of Fincher but

    by smackfu

    This is a mistake. Even if the film turns out good, or great, it's still a mistake. It's like remaking Let the Right One In. It's not necessary, and an artist like Fincher should have enough respect for someone else's work and accomplishment to not clone it, especially while it's still fresh and relevant. Second, a large part of the hype (if not all) is Rapace's acclaimed performance. Worst case scenario, Mara basically does her best Rapace impression for 2 hours. Best case scenario, Mara puts her own spin the character, and gets just enough acclaim to pushes a superior actress out of the limelight simply because the Average American doesn't want to read when they go to a movie. I mean c'mon, they go to a movie to *escape* that sort of thing. Besides, they never have enough time to finish reading the sentence before the next one comes on.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I would like to point out...

    by BangoSkank

    ...that this was for a "W" magazine photo shoot. Some people are reacting like these are sills from the movie, which they're not. I enjoyed the books, but have only seen the first movie. I thought it was a okay flick, but by no means did it strike me as some sacred masterpiece that would be a blasphemy to remake. Plus, it's Fincher we're talking about, not Bay or Paul WS Anderson.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by Keats

    Del Toro’s AtMoM is going to suck. Unless they completely rewrite the script I read. The story has been turned into a Thing rip-off. And my understanding is that he does want Tom Cruise for the lead. And Cthulhu is not in AtMom. And why do both these actresses have almost the same first name? If they make another version will it star Zooey Deschanel?

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I know its not really a remake since its based on a book

    by The_All_Dead

    its just sad that a subtittled movie cant play in our country......its just fuckin sad is all....

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    our country has a tendency to be illiterate and xenophobic

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    our country has a tendency to be illiterate and xenophobic and you're SURPRISED we don't support foreign films?!? the Swedish Dragon Tattoo film was great, but as much as I loved it I didn't even try to get most of my friends to watch it because they "don't watn to read a movie".

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Is America truly unable to fucking read? WE DONT NEED THIS

    by the Green Gargantua

    UGH, so lame.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    It did play in the U.S. though. Right? Maybe I'm wrong. I watched it On Demand and while I have no problem with subtitles I felt the film could be done better, in any language. The films was by no means bad, in fact it was quite good, but there were changes, additions, omissions, whatever, that are a filmamkers right just as it's another filmmakers right to adapt the material again.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by cyberuck

    That "girl" looks icky. No likey.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    No. Salander is by no means anorexic. People just assume that because of her size. Trust me, she personally keeps Billy's Pan Pizza in business. And all_the _dead. The adaption has nothing to do with "stoopid Americans". It's about a gifted director wanting to adapt a good book. Subtitles sure as hell didn't hurt Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the states.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    It's the dyed eyebrows.

    by mortsleam

    Piercings and shaved heads and waif-heroin-skinny are fine, but get rid of the eyebrows and suddenly it's freak city. She definitely looks closer to the description in the books. Noomi Rapace was actually almost too hot to play the character, and wound up sometimes looking like a pretty model playing dress up. She absolutely nailed the character, however. Hopefully Mara will act as freaky as she looks. Ladies, if any come to this site anymore, I implore you: don't dye your eyebrows. Shudder.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    The Swedish version wouldn't play well in America...

    by zinc_chameleon

    The hero is too old, or he is too buttery soft for American audiences. Daniel Craig was the first person I thought of when I watched it; Noomi however is Ellen Ripley! Rooney is taller, prettier (natch) and clearly has been working out, but Noomi had a six-pack as well as those weird tattoos.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Someone get that girl a box of donuts.

    by shoveller


  • Jan. 13, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I don't get it

    by Waylaid-by-jackassery

    I think I'm a well-read person and I especially enjoy the crime/mystery genre. I heard all the hype about these books and picked up Dragon Tattoo... ...and it bored me to death. The hero's a Mary Sue and Salender's not a tough chick, she's mostly an asshole. And this was supposed to be the best book of the trilogy? Don't care about the other books, don't care about the movie

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    This skanky twig ain't kicking anyone's ass


    David fincher should be ashamed of himself. there is no reason to remake these movies just because Americans are illiterate and don't like reading subtitles. I hope this pos fares as well as Let Me In.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Fugly as balls

    by alienindisguise

    what stupid shit.

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    she looks hot in the second picture.

    by Keats

    sickly and emaciated :)

  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    and can someone please murder weiwei78?

    by Keats


  • Jan. 14, 2011, 4:11 a.m. CST

    She looks even worst then Rapace

    by AsimovLives

    At least with Rapace's look you could still understand why a man would feel atracted to her. Is Fincher trying to out-do the swedish movie by any means necessáry?

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 4:14 a.m. CST

    And i doubt Salander would tattoo her last name...

    by AsimovLives

    ... given what we learn of her past and her family in the second book and movie.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    The swedish movie is indeed excelent

    by AsimovLives

    This should be like in the 70s, when the majority of the american audiences did watched foreign movies, and they were popular. but since the Era Of Total Retardness that was the fucking 80s, also know as the Era Of Dumb Ape Reagan, americna audiences gained a suddent aversion to anything foreign and became ultra-jingoists regarding the movies they watch. A pity, really.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Swedish films

    by nobbythehappyelf

    The wife and I watched the first two Swedish adaptations without reading the novels and enjoyed them both. However we felt that the ending of the second film was somewhat trite. I think the pacing of European and Japanese drama is different to Hollywood. It allows the audience to wander in a certain amount if whimsy, rather than flit from set piece to set piece. I think that this US adaption is too quick to follow the Swedish versions, and in part is due to the short attention spans of many American (and sadly British) audiences - also the lure of potential greenback won't have been ignored. I'll be giving it a miss thanks. And to the poor clerks at my local video store - thanks for being told to inform your customers that the films are in a foreign language, despite a sticker on the case already stating this!! (poor bastards) I wonder what Randal would make of it all????