Fincher told SvD that his version of Dragon Tattoo is not a remake of the Swedish film; it will differ atmospherically, he said, calling it "Swedish Noir." (I've fixed up Google's rough translation from the Swedish):
- Steve Zaillian has written the new screenplay, and he has based it on the [Stieg Larsson] book and made his own version. Sure, there are scenes that will resemble ones in the Swedish film, but it is the book that we are filming.
- I'm looking to try to catch Sweden. I hope I can find an atmosphere reminiscent of "Chinatown."