What They Said: Fincher Talks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels and Rob Pattinson Doesn't Understand Our Obsession with Vampires

What They Said: Fincher Talks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels and Rob Pattinson Doesn't Understand Our Obsession with Vampires

Nov 23, 2011

There's been a lot of build up to David Fincher's remake of the Stieg Larsson novel — also retold in a 2009 Swedish film version starring Noomi Rapace. The Social Network director recently spoke to Yahoo about the upcoming Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, reassuring that his version of the revenge thriller has a "different sensibility" to it. The role of Lisbeth Salander — being played by Rooney Mara this time around — has been the focus for a lot of the buzz. Mara went to great lengths to transform herself into the hard-edged hacker. Generally, people view Salander as an ass-kicking avenger, but Fincher explained that wasn't the case for him. "I see her as damaged goods and very real … I was looking for, 'How does a girl who's been through all the things that this girl has been through — how does she survive, where does she find a moment of happiness, at what point in the movie does she smile'?"

Fincher goes on to discuss (again) why Dragon Tattoo probably won't win any awards this season, but the interesting part came at the end when asked if the director would continue to work on adaptations of the remaining books. "At this point, no," he said, "But ask me again in two months. I'm so tired right now I can't think straight. You don't ask a woman in labor, 'Do you want another child?'" With Fincher and Mara diving into the material so deeply, do you find it hard to believe that he'd even consider not returning? (After a much needed vacation, of course.)

“I have never understood the fascination with vampires. People are obsessed, and I don’t know why.” Those words were actually uttered by the most famous vampire in Hollywood since the Twilight series broke, Robert Pattinson. The actor who plays mopey bloodsucker Edward Cullen recently spoke to Showbizspy and admitted that he doesn't understand why audiences love vampires. The hilarity continued when the teen heartthrob insisted that he's never watched an undead flick where the vampires are actually good-looking. "I don’t think I’ve ever seen a vampire movie where I think the vampires are attractive. They end up looking worse than they do in their real life with the pale make-up and the fangs," he said. 

Pattinson also revealed that he wanted to portray a different side of his character in the Twilight Saga, but fans' perception of his character — based on the wildly popular Stephenie Meyer books — and other outside influences prevented him from doing so. "I wanted to play his flaws but then you have this subliminal idea coming from everywhere saying, ‘No he’s got to be perfect.’" Does this news make all the Twilight haters despise him more, or less?

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