Awww snap. It’s gettin’ real, son. Euro-snob directors are taking aim at the Stars and Stripes and our track record for mediocre films. That ain’t cool, yo!
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev has talked smack on Sony Pictures for their mishandling of the upcoming US remake.
Oplev says that “the Sony PR machine” is pushing aside Noomi Rapace’s portrayal of hacker Lisbeth Salander to make Rooney Mara, who is starring in David Fincher’s new remake, the definitive actress in the role.
Sidenote: Bisexual hacker!
“That’s highly unfair because Noomi has captured this part and it should always be all her,” says Oplev. “That’s her legacy in a way I can’t see anyone competing.
“I hope she gets nominated for an Oscar. I know a lot of Academy members have seen the film and liked it because every time I go to LA I meet so many people who have seen my version of it.”
Oplev went on to say that he encountered objections to the remake in the US. he compared the close proximity of the films to John Badham’s 1993 remake of Luc Besson’s classic La Femme Nikita. Badham’s version arrived in theaters just three years after the original.
“Even in Hollywood there seems to be a kind of anger about the remake, like, ‘Why would they remake something when they can just go see the original?’ Everybody who loves film will go see the original one,” said Oplev. “It’s like, what do you want to see, the French version of La Femme Nikita or the American one? You can hope that Fincher does a better job.”