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Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Oily ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequence

David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens with a dark and oil-splattered title sequence. According to a WIRED magazine feature, the director hired Blur Studios to create the project.

In the video embedded above, you can see how they rendered the opening visuals. The title sequence references all three books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy; some of the pieces used in it include a pressed flower, wasps, hacking tools, Lisbeth Salander’s father and the dragon tattoo.

Here’s more from the article: “To get what Fincher wanted, Blur worked with the director to pick out general and specific moments in the trilogy that could be demonstrated visually…Blur ended up with 26 moments approved by Fincher, then composed them into 252 shots of 24 frames or fewer. Each piece was created electronically using 3ds Max, RealFlow (for the oily goo), Softimage and other software, as well as 3-D scans of principal actors Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig (to get their likenesses right).” (via Shelf Awareness)

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The Adventures of Tintin Reviewed: ‘Tintin for Morons’

The Guardian has published an early review for Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, and the critic was not kind to the movie. Above, we’ve embedded the trailer.

Here’s more from the literary-infused movie review: “the film has turned a subtle, intricate and beautiful work of art into the typical bombast of the modern blockbuster, Tintin for morons, and the nicest things one can say about it are that there’s a pleasing cameo of Hergé himself in the opening scene, the cars look lovely, indeed it is as a whole visually sumptuous, and (after 20 minutes or so of more or less acceptable fidelity; and the 3D motion-capturing transference of the original drawings is by far the least of the film’s problems) it usefully places in plain view all the cretinous arrogance of modern mass-market, script-conference-driven film-making, confirming in passing that, as a director, Spielberg is a burned-out sun.”

What do you think? The adaptation of Herge’s beloved Tintin series hits theaters December 23rd. (Via Publishers Weekly)

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Official Trailer

A leaked version of the trailer for David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo materialized on YouTube this week.

It has since been taken down (Mike Cane analyzed it shot by shot), but we’ve embedded the official trailer above–what do you think?

Read speculation about the leaked trailer’s origins here. According to Entertainment Weekly, the leaked trailer featured Trent Reznor and Karen O’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” in the background. We also saw glimpses of Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.

Daniel Craig to Star in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Adaptation

griltatoo23.jpgDeadline NY reports that actor Daniel Craig will star in the David Fincher-directed English language adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

The James Bond actor is will play the hard-nosed journalist, Mikael Blomkvist. The film is set for December 2011 release. A Swedish adaptation of the bestselling novel has already hit box office gold. Last week we linked to a list of the female leads being considered for the adaptation.

Here’s more from the post: “Craig has closed his deal to play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a deal which factors in options for two sequels based on The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest. The novels comprise the bestselling trilogy by late Stieg Larsson.” (Via Mike Cane)

David Fincher Set to Adapt The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

griltatoo23.jpgSony has scheduled a David Fincher-directed adapted version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for December 2011.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig is being considered for the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Fincher has directed some hardboiled adaptations, including Fight Club and Zodiac.

According to Deadline New York, the lead role has an impressive list of contenders: “The studio is also signing test deals with a group of young actresses dying to play the complex role of Lisbeth Salander. While Carey Mulligan, Ellen Page, and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) have been mentioned as possible Lisbeth candidates, i’m told others include Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Sara Snook (Sleeping Beauty), Rooney Mara (The Social Network) and Sophie Lowe (Blame).”

Early Pullman Novel Slated for Big Screen

While the film versions of Philip Pullman‘s HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy is set to make a big Hollywood splash, the Guardian reports the author has awarded the film rights to an earlier novel, 1992′s THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO, free of charge to a small independent Dutch company that promotes educational projects for young people. Dynamic Entertainment now has the option to adapt the book, in exchange for 10% of any eventual revenues. Filming is expected to begin in August.

Dynamic Entertainment is pledging to involve young people and to give film “amateurs” an integral role in the film’s production, from helping to set up lighting rigs and shooting stills to processing daily budgets. In addition, crew members will write, record or film daily blogs detailing the progress of the production and the challenges involved.

With a budget of just 200,000 euros, THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO will be in a different league to New Line’s adaptation of Pullman’s bestselling and award-winning trilogy. The first of the Hollywood films, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, has a budget of 83m pounds and a cast list featuring bankable names including Nicole Kidman and Bond stars Daniel Craig and Eva Green. It will be released at the end of the year.