A remake of the blockbuster 2009 Swedish movie of the same name.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the
first only film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy.
Directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a murder mystery looking as far back as 40 years at the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth.
He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
Columbia Pictures dropped the idea of remaking the final two movies in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy after the first bombed at the worldwide movie box office.