Niels Arden Oplev has a message for Hollywood, and it isn't a love letter.
Oplev, the director of the original (Swedish) adaptaion of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," is none too thrilled about America's remake of his film.
As for David Fincher, the director of Hollywood's remake, Oplev quips, "I know he's seen my film, but I don't know anything besides that."
According to Word and Film, Oplev also doesn't have much confidence that Rooney Mara will be able to fill Noomi Rapace's shoes as the punk hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander.
"The only thing that’s annoying to me is that the Sony PR machine is trying to make their Lisbeth Salander the lead Lisbeth Salander," he says. "That’s highly unfair because Noomi has captured this part and it should always be all her. That’s her legacy in a way I can’t see anyone competing with."
Oplev insists that even in Hollywood — the very "machine" responsible for the remake — there is anger over the new film.
"Everybody who loves film will go see the original one. It’s like, what do you want to see, the French version of 'La Femme Nikita' or the American one?"
Only time will tell, Oplev.
America's stab at the Swedish thriller is currently filming and slated to hit theaters Dec. 2011.