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Rooney Mara & Daniel Craig arrive

26 September 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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It's that time again, time for a glorious new Empire cover to be unveiled. And this month we're going dark and twisted with David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara going front and centre.

The film is, as you all know, the adaptation of the first of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, with Rooney Mara as hacker Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist. David Fincher's directing, and the cast also includes the not-inconsiderable likes of Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard, Joely Richardson, Julian Sands, Embeth Davidtz and Geraldine James.

Our Nev Pierce interviewed all those involved and visited the set to bring you all the latest on the film, but here's just a taster of what Fincher had to say about Salander herself.

"There were discussions early on where people were like, 'She's a superhero!' And you go, 'No, she's not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she's far more complex than a superhero. She's been compromised. She's been subjugated. She's been marginalised. She's been swept into the gutter and she's had a part in it. She dresses like trash because she's someone who has been betraued and hurt so badly, by forces beyond her control, that she's just decided to be refuse. She can sit anywhere she wants on the bus, because nobody wants to deal with her."

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is out on Boxing Day here, which should help counter any excess jollity you've experienced over Christmas, while at the same time being one of the better films of the year. The November issue of Empire hits stores on Thursday.

 

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So this issue is available for everyone to get? More

Posted by bigpoppa1115 at 03:46 on 01 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE New English version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
I will be interested to see how this movie compares to the recent one (subtitled) It was a brilliant film. It is quite soon after the non English trilogy was released. Great Actors in it though so looking forward to seeing it. More

Posted by Adrienne Magee at 05:25 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

Anybody else think she looks a bit like Elijah Wood as a goth?
Seriously, I did a double take at first. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 22:47 on 27 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Empire's Dragon Tattoo Cover
I actually like the cover, admittedly they could've used better shots but its refreshing to see a film like this on the cover. The film looks awesome too (: More

Posted by DarbyDaresYou at 11:46 on 27 September 2011 | Report This Post

November?
Okay, I'm gonna say this once and one time only: why does the 'November' issue come out late September? More

Posted by JfwAalbers at 23:11 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

The Empire in red doesn't fit well with the pink subtitles...
But the minimalist subscriber's issue is brilliant though, really really pleased when it popped through the letter-box this morning :D More

Posted by MangaTard at 19:16 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

Daniel Craig's second cover of the year. I personally like the new cover. looks like a good issue. More

Posted by efc91 at 18:55 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Empire's Dragon Tattoo Cover
Don't think this cover works well - but the minimalist subscriber exclusive version works a treat! More

Posted by tjf00 at 18:47 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Empire's Dragon Tattoo Cover
How refreshing to see Empire put a film that isn't a comic book/sequel/blockbuster on the cover for once. I can think of numerous occassions where there was opportunity to do this, instead succumbing to the importance of sales. More

Posted by mattdavies86 at 17:31 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Action Fiasco ?
ahoma]F**king crap cover.r] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 16:34 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Action Fiasco ?
Its referring to the production nightmare that was The Last Action Hero. There's a massive feature on it in this month's magazine, a good read. More

Posted by Truebloody at 16:33 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

Action Fiasco ?
I'm curious to know what "Arnie's Action Fiasco" refers to More

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