As opposed to, you know, “kinda R-rated”, or “slightly R-rated”, or my personal favorite, “sorta-kinda-maybe R-rated”. According to Sony co-boss Amy Pascal, David Fincher’s remake of the Euro flick “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” will be a “very R-rated” movie in order to fully capture the grit and grime of the original film, much of which happens to the film’s young female lead.
We’re doing the book. That’s why we hired David Fincher. We’re going to really do this, in all their glory. Otherwise why do it? They’re very R-rated movies. It’s the shock of what’s really going on underneath the surface of society. If you don’t actually make good on that, you haven’t told the story.
Pascal also confirms that they’re planning a trilogy, with every intention of doing all three books by the late-author Stieg Larsson. The second and third books are called “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”, both of which were already turned into movies in 2009, and follow the same characters from “Dragon Tattoo”, which means whoever signs up to play the male lead and female lead will be committed to all three films.
Noomi Rapace (below) played the original “girl” of the title, with Michael Nyqvist as the middle-age guy who she partners up with to solve crimes. Rapace has already said she has no interest in playing the character again in the American remake, and Pascal says a worldwide search is under way for their perfect “girl”.