Those who caught Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig get in all kinds of trouble in the American remake of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo probably left the theater wanting more. And even though the film didn’t do very well in theaters, they’ll be getting just that.
Entertainment Weekly brings us the exclusive.
According to Sony, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, is still moving forward despite the lingering perception that Dragon Tattoo has underperformed. “[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book,” a Sony rep tells EW.
In November, Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal told us that The Girl Who Played With Fire was definitely a go, with a targeted late-2013 release date.
But Dragon Tattoo, which has grossed $60 million in the U.S. since its release on Dec. 20, is being perceived as something of a box-office disappointment (although moviegoers are enthusiastic — it received an A from audience-survey firm CinemaScore — and it seems to be holding up well over time as it chugs toward the $100 million mark).
So if you haven’t seen the film yet, you had better rush out while it’s still in your local theaters. And if you have, and don’t feel like waiting a year+ for more, check out the original Swedish trilogy on Instant Netflix today.
Fan films seem to be huge again all the sudden. This new one featuring our favorite Transformer and a bit too many lens flairs.
This new commercial for Soul Wax Radio features nudity, machinery, and Chevy Chase’s famed comedy album. Warning: Definitely NSFW.
Our favorite puppet bloggers Mario and Fafa of Glove and Boots welcomed their newest character, Jack Woods in their latest video blog.
Fans of the sueprcut fan film rejoice as the official 2011 portfolio is here to show you all of the cool flicks you saw this year.
Speaking of fan films, those who love Naruto may dig (and understand) this true-to-form fan film more than anyone that works here.
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Welcome to another edition of On the Radar where we delve into all corners of the entertainment, tech and geek Internets for news, views and whatnot that may have escaped our regular coverage during the week. Let is know if we missed something interesting.
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• Want to learn how to have the body of Spider-Man and the creepiness of a grown man in tights hanging out with kids? This instructional workout video hosted by Spider-Man himself should help!
• Homemade puppets aren’t usually a collection that one brags about, but this homemade Wheatley puppet from Portal 2 is definitely one to show all of your friends as they drool with envy.
• The very first episode of Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite animated series has made it online before it hits TV. Bring on the animated exploitation!
• The folks at Sesame Street feel like enough is enough and have decided to come forward with an official statement about whether Bert & Ernie are actually gay or not.
• What do Kanye West, Jay-Z, Aziz Ansari and Spike Jonze all have in common? They all came together to bring us the official music video for “Otis” and it’s pretty awesome.
• Hot off of his Oscar win for the Social Network score, get your first taste of what Trent Reznor is bringing to the table in the score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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Guys see movies for a lot of different reasons. Most will only admit to getting excited for the newest raunchy comedies or fast paced action movies, but how many of them are secretly enjoying themselves when they get dragged to a date movie and are forced to see something a little more “girly”? Everyone has a few guilty pleasures hiding in their DVD collection, and it takes a real man to admit that he’s popped in Love Actually just as many times as the Bourne Trilogy.
This week’s theme is both a literal and figurative. We have one crazy movie about a girl, two movies to see with the girlfriend, and a documentary to check out when she’s not around.
The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
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Stop the presses! Here it is, this is the movie to watch for in 2011. Based on the literary phenomenon The Millennium Trilogy, this film is a remake of the 2009 Swedish film of the same name. Already dubbed “The feel bad movie of Christmas”, I think this film has a lot more in store for us than even this exciting teaser shows us.
Director David Fincher has been pumping out masterpiece after masterpiece the past few years, sending him on the fast track to becoming one of the most legendary filmmakers of our generation. With an early track record including such film school favorites as Se7en and Fight Club, he has since settled into a core group of creative collaborators that he has worked with on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and, most recently, The Social Network, which has propelled him to the front of critical acclaim, box office success, and Oscar recognition.
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The idea of viral marketing is an illusive and mysterious beast to master. Disney has been vying for the attention of the masses with their viral campaign to promote the upcoming Muppet movie, and we have a sneaking suspicion MGM and Columbia are trying to do the same with an alleged “leaked” red band trailer for David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The film is the beginning of a series of films based on Stieg Larsson‘s Millenium Series which were adapted into successful Swedish films. Fincher is now taking a swing at the source material with his own adaptation. Here’s the breakdown of the film’s synopsis.
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.
When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
Fincher’s film stars Rooney Mara, who is expected to skyrocket into stardom with this franchise. Check out the trailer after the jump.
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