English language remakes are a divisive notion here at HeyUGuys. I accept that a remake in English may draw in the subtitle phobic, and that this may, in some small way, encourage those people to check out the original, but we’ve seen too many bad adaptations of (sometimes very) recent foreign films to justify any excitement at news of another one making its way to our screens.

Unless David Fincher is involved – then my interest appears, and the news today that he will be taking on the remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo only complicates my stance as described above.

We reviewed the film here and found it to be a brutal and engaging tale, and with the two other films in the trilogy  already shot and awaiting a wider distribution is seems as though the English language remake trilogy may be out here before the originals hit our screens.

Still smarting from the news that the sublime Let the Right One In is under the remake knife as we speak, the news that one of my favourite directors, David Fincher, is confirmed as the director for the remake of Dragon Tattoo is good and bad.

I was hoping that the rumour of Fincher taking on directing duties for the Tobey Maguire starring Pawn Sacrifice was true, instead as The Playlist have confirmed Fincher’s next movie after the Aaron Sorkin scripted Facebook film The Social Network will indeed by this adaptation of the first novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.

If you’re interested in catching what may be your only glimpse of the second film in the Swedish trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire, we’ve got the trailer for it right here.