The first pictures have surfaced of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s adaptation of the massively successful The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The pictures come via W magazine (via Collider). The biggest (and most controversial) news to come out of the project recently is that the film will differ from the book in some substantial ways:
“The script, which captures the novel’s bleak tone (its original Swedish title was Men Who Hate Women), was written by Academy Award winner Steven Zaillian, who wrote Schindler’s List, and it departs rather dramatically from the book. Blomkvist is less promiscuous, Salander is more aggressive, and, most notably, the ending—the resolution of the drama—has been completely changed. This may be sacrilege to some, but Zaillian has improved on Larsson—the script’s ending is more interesting.”
So… are you fearful of this new adaptation? Honestly, I can’t wait for it. If anyone can be trusted to do the property justice, it’s Fincher, the director of this year’s brilliant The Social Network.