Playing with Fire

So it looks like Daniel Craig is officially onboard to play Kalle Fucking Blomkvist in the English language film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That's good. I like Craig. I also welcome the news that director David Fincher plans on filming in Sweden. Evidently, he's been given the green light to make his movies as dark as Steig Larsson's novels, too.

The first of Fincher's trilogy is scheduled for release in December, 2011. In the meantime I intend to see the Swedish version of The Girl Who Played with Fire when it comes to Rockland, Maine, next week. Based on the early reviews, I expect that I'll emerge from the Strand Theatre still wondering what the point is of remaking these movies in English (except to make loads of money, of course).