The five nominees have been announced for an award that has a tradition of calling the Best Director Oscar winner.
So the saga of Lisbeth Salander is finally drawing to a close, and it’s time to find out if Noomi Rapace’s steely gaze can overpower the collective dribblings of The Bad Men. Suffering from the same inherent plot problems as part two (The Girl Who Played With Fire), The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest never quite manages to recreate the satisfying arc of the universally acclaimed part one – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Still, this is sleek and sophisticated film-making with a refreshing “anti-blockbuster” feel, it’s just a shame the story doesn’t quite suit the medium.
When it was first announced that David Fincher, best known for such meditations on violence as Seven and Fight Club, had taken up directorial reins on a film about the founding of Facebook, it’s fair to say that some film fans found themselves confused. Why had Fincher attached himself to such a potential snoozefest? Well, now we have the answer. With a story driven by sharp dialogue and an unrelenting pace, The Social Network is anything but boring. A beautifully acted character study, it asks real questions about the nature of business, friendship and loyalty – and we don’t just mean online.
David Fincher continues building his Girl With the Dragon Tattoo army with the decision to cast Christopher Plummer as the film’s catalyst Henrik Vagner. Bit of Plummer in the morning? Don’t mind if we do…
It has been confirmed that 007 will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
David Fincher is due to direct the English remake of the Swedish crime mystery The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Swedish version, adapted from the Steig Larsson’s novel, was released in the UK earlier this month. If you liked Fight Club and Aliens 3 then no doubt you will not be disappointed with Fincher’s usual mix of mindless sex and violence.