Director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) is helming the Hollywood version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on the book by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson and due for release on December 21, 2011.
Larsson’s Millennium series has been brought to the screen already in three European productions featuring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander – but Fincher has chosen Rooney Mara (The Social Network) for the lead role and Daniel Craig (Quantum Of Solace) for the choice part of Mikael Blomkvist.
Sony Pictures has ramped up its marketing campaign for the film with a controversial black and white poster featuring Craig (looking like a dishevelled but sexy James Bond) embracing Mara, who is partially nude and sporting a pierced nipple. The result is a gritty, risque teaser for the movie, which has been called “the darker choice for Christmas viewers” this year. What do you think?