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Niels Arden Oplev attacks The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake

9th November 2010

The Hollywood remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has been criticised by the director of the Swedish original.

Niels Arden Oplev, who shot the first film adapted from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, told the Word & Film website that he cannot see the point of another version being made by David Fincher so soon after his own was released.

'Even in Hollywood there seems to be a kind of anger about the remake, like, 'Why would they remake something when they can just go see the original?' Everybody who loves film will go see the original one,' he continued.

Oplev added that actress Noomi Rapace has made the role of Lisbeth Salander, the protagonist of Larsson's series, her own and claimed its is 'highly unfair' that she faces competition from the Hollywood remake.

In the interview, the director also said that Larsson's 'stroke of genius' when writing the Millennium series, which is completed by The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, was introducing a unique character like Salander, rather than sticking with the tried and tested crime fiction formula.

Last month, Larsson hit the headlines again when close friend John Henri Holmberg claimed that the late crime writer spent a year training female guerrillas in Africa.
 

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