Fincher's remaking The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?
The remakes are heading onwards with a pace that's nigh on crazy, and even the top directors aren't racing away from the ideas, in fact some of them are even remaking films that have just been released, like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
That was just released in the UK last week, and next week in the US, of course it was being released all through the previous year across the rest of the world, but still, we're talking about a remake in 2012, and there's a big name associated with it already.
While it's not confirmed, it is being rumoured that David Fincher is interested in remaking the film which Steve Zaillian, who wrote Schindler's List, Clear and Present Danger, Gangs of New York, American Gangster (Filmstalker review) and plenty more, is currently adapting.
The story from N.Y. Magazine tells us that he's the man currently interested in the film, although there's nothing overly concrete about the possibility. More rumours suggest that there are some names considering the lead role of the young genius female hacker, but then the story pulls that right back and says that everyone is, so I'll leave those rumours alone.
Meanwhile, according to Total Film, David Fincher is also reportedly looking at directing Pawn Sacrifice, the story of the controversial and genius chess player, Bobby Fischer which was written by Steven Knight who wrote Dirty Pretty Things, Amazing Grace and Eastern Promises (Filmstalker review). Strange that Steve Zaillian isn't writing it considering he wrote a script for the film Searching for Bobby Fischer, which was about a young chess prodigy who wanted to follow in the footsteps of the chess master.
What's interesting about the story is that Fischer wasn't just one of the greatest chess masters of all time, but in later life he had some incredibly bizarre beliefs and was very outspoken against America and Jewish people. It would make for an interesting and possibly a very controversial film.
Both films sound like quite the rumour, but at the same time there's something exciting in the idea of Bobby Fischer's story being made by Fincher, but I have no desire to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remade already, it does seem way too early for a remake to be considered, doesn't it?