Daniel Craig Says David Fincher's Dragon Tattoo Adaptation Is "Horribly Graphic"
07.07.11 by REELZ
More news on David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, this time from star Daniel Craig. In a recent interview interview with Esquire, Craig was very candid about the movie's violent content. To be sure, both the novel by Stieg Larsson and its first movie adaptation by Niels Arden Oplev contain their share of extreme content, including disturbing sexual violence. But Craig was adamant when discussing his emotional reaction to Fincher's ideas.
It's as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f--ing all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100 million R-rated movie. Nobody makes those anymore. And Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, Are you f---ing serious? ... [I]t's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic. It was stuff that was happening, or had happened. And somehow you don't see it.
We're not sure whether Craig's reaction is just to Fincher's content in and of itself or whether he's indicating that Fincher is upping the ante even from Larsson's and Oplev's versions. Either way, be prepared for some major gore when The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens on December 21.