This week’s film headlines were brimming with rumors, so this episode of GeekScholars Movie Newsfeatures a super-sized segment of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ Each host weighs in with their probability of each of the following coming true:
The Lego Movie directors helming The Flash
Jason Todd aka Robin appearing the DC movies
Avengers: Age of Ultron breaking box office records
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finally getting a sequel
When I reviewed David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo for its theatrical release, I noted that it surprised me because it was as good as the earlier, Swedish version that made Noomi Rapace familiar to an international audience. Considering its length and the fact that it’s very much a film that should be seen in a theater, Fincher’s film plays extremely well on the much smaller screen in my living-room.
When it was released in North America, the Swedish adaptation of the Steig Larssen novel made my Favorite Fifteen list, so I was intrigued to see how the North American version would compare. I certainly didn’t it expect it to match the first one, especially when you consider the powerful performance Noomi Rapace gave as Lisbeth Salander – even with David Fincher directing.
Was I ever surprised by Fincher’s take on the story!
Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers says Noomi Rapace should receive an Oscar® nomination for her work in the trilogy of films based on Stieg Larsson’s novels. Roger Ebert says, ‘Lisbeth is as compelling as any heroine in recent memory.’ The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morganstern adds, ‘Noomi Rapace has a singular combination of eerie beauty and feral intensity. She’s a movie star unlike any other.’
On January 25th, 2011, Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest on DVD and Blu-ray. The film, which is the final instalment of the critically acclaimed trilogy of Swedish films starring Rapace and based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy [The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and Hornet’s Nest] will also be part of the company’s Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy box set, to be released at the same time.
After the incredible success of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy – and three international hit films starring Noomi Rapace – David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has found its Lisbeth Salander.
Rooney Mara [The Social Network] has been signed to play the brilliant, intensely antisocial hacker, Lisbeth Salander, joining Daniel Craig, as crusading journalist, Mikael Blomkvist in the North American fil adaptations of the trilogy.