Molly's Movie Blog

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what`s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later

Stanley Kubrick

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Daniel Craig Up for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?

Most people I've talked to about this story (Hollywood makes its move on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) feel that the film should not be a remake considering the original film directed by Niels Arden Oplev starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nivqvist was so well done. Fantastically intense and suspenseful. Why bother? But the story is too good for Hollywood to pass up. I get it.
So for all of us dedicated fans of the books and films (second film opens in July) we musth join in on the Hollywood ride and cast the film for them, no?  The important questions are who will play the leads? What Hollywood actress will play Lisbeth Salander? Finally a new and improved modern day heroine we can get excited about. The last was Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs) I hope they don't screw this up. Noomi Rapace who played the original role of Lisbeth Salander did a tremendous job in the role that's it's inconceivable that anyone else would play her. The article below from is suggesting Carey Mulligan (An Education) IM not convinced yet. But interestingly surprised. David Fincher is attached to direct. This is a step in the right direction, I hope. Another good choice to direct is Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton). The latest news is Daniel Craig to play Mikael Blomqvist. This is perfect casting. IM very happy with this choice. What do you think?

Picture 313 Daniel Craig Up for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?
Now that James Bond has been given the shaft my MGM Daniel Craig’s schedule has cleared up. He’s still prepping for Jon Favreau’sCowboys & Aliens but there’s plenty of room for him to tackle more material. According to a report from The Wrap, The British actor is in early talks to star in the Hollywood adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
We previously learned that David Fincherwill direct the film that Sony will produce based on the popular Swedish trilogy. The studio claims that no official offer is on the table but The Wrap says that Craig is “nearing a deal.” If he takes the part he’ll play a journalist named Mikael Blomkvist who is looking for the missing woman, Harriet Banger.
Plenty of talented Hollywood actresses have expressed interest in playing the part of Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker who helps the journalist with his investigation. One of the most notable candidates for the part is Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan. Nothing has been solidified on the Lisbeth front but sources say that Fincher and Craig are scheduled to meet over the next couple of days to discuss his involvement.
There are a lot of people who are against this movie being made, which is understandable. BUT if the studio is going to adapt it regardless of the general consensus wouldn’t you rather it be with Fincher, Craig, and possibly Mulligan than some hack director and two talentless actors?

Christopher Nolan on Superman, Batman, The Joker, Marvel vs. DC

Posted:04 Jun 2010 05:03 PM PDT
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Christopher Nolanhas become the go to guy for comic book movies and after the success of his masterpieceThe Dark Knight,he was asked by Warner Bros to work his magic on their troubled Supermanfranchise. David S. Goyeris currently penning the script for the new Man of Steel with Nolan serving as producer. When he recently spoke to Empire Magazineabout his upcoming projects he discussed the reboot as well as his next (and final) Batman film, including the uncertain future of The Joker…
It may sound strange but Nolan explained that a conversation about Batman is what kick-started his involvement with Superman.
While David Goyer and myself were putting together the story for another Batman film a few years ago — you know, thrashing out where we might move on from The Dark Knight— we got stuck,” he explained of the project’s origin. “We were just sitting there idly chatting and he said, ‘By the way, I think I know how you approach Superman,’ and he told me his take on it. I thought it was really tremendous. It was the first time I had been able to conceive of how you would address Superman in a modern context. I thought it was a very exciting idea.
While Goyer’s busy doing that, Jonah Nolan is working on the top secret script for Batman 3. The director refused to give any major plot details about the film but he did confirm that The Joker would not return. He stated,“No, I just don’t feel comfortable about it.” Good call! They need to wait another 20 years before someone tackles that role again.
Out of his entire interview the one thing that really stuck out was his views on the world of DC Comics versus Marvel. He discussed the current state of Marvel’s crossover films and whether or not we might see Batman and Superman go toe to toe in the future.
Marvel are doing what they do and people will respond to that really well, or they won’t,” said Nolan. “It’s not something I ever really applied a blanket rule to, but Marvel characters are very different to DC characters, and the key DC characters are very different to the minor DC characters. You’ve got to go back to that element of, ‘What do I see when I close my eyes and think of Batman? What do I see when I close my eyes and think of Superman?’ And for me a big part of that is their individuality. They are extraordinary beings in an ordinary world. And the reason I think the two are fascinating is because Superman is very specifically superpowered and obviously otherworldly; Batman is very human and flawed. They’re two very different characters, but there’s an elemental feeling of power in the iconography of those characters. To me that’s originally because they stood alone. I need to hang on to that in my imagining of them.”
Even though we’ve all been wondering about a possible Justice Leaguemovie it will be a hard sell without the two main members (Batman and Superman). It doesn’t seem like the world he’s created with the characters would mesh well with the others. Maybe the Green Lantern can be the new JLA anchor instead?

Ticket Giveaway: Rescue Me Comedy Tour 2

Posted:04 Jun 2010 09:56 AM PDT
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Thank god it’s Friday, right? The end of the week brings a treat to you readers. Before the hit series Rescue Mereturns on June 29th, FX is bringing about the second Rescue Me Comedy Tour featuring Denis Learyto 11 cities, Los Angeles being one of them. We are giving awayfour pairsof tickets to the LA event at Club Nokia on June 10, 2010.
You and a guest are in for a night of laughs. The show starts at 8:00 PM. Check out what you have to do to win…
  • First either become our friend on Facebookor follow us on Twitter.
  • Second, leave a comment telling us your favorite Denis Leary Insult. Be creative! The best five responses will win!
Please leave your comment by noon on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The winners will be announced later thatday. You MUST leave your e-mail address to reach you, otherwise you can’t win the tickets!
For those of you who would don’t want to chance it, tickets are on sale now at, and range from $36.50-80.50.
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  • If you win, you will have to respond to an e-mail that we will send to you. If you do not respond by Thursday before noon, your prize will be given to another contestant.
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