‘Dead Man Down’ Featurette: ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Duo Reunites

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Director Niels Arden Oplev and Swedish actress Noomi Rapace – who collaborated on the Swedish-language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – reunite for the American neo-Noir thriller Dead Man Down, drawing from a script penned by Fringe co-showrunner and writer J.H. Wyman (whose previous feature-writing efforts include the Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts action-comedy The Mexican).

A new featurette offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the filmmaking process. That includes interviews with Oplev and Rapace discussing how Dead Man Down serves as a fitting thematic followup to their Dragon Tattoo adaptation. Meanwhile, cast members Colin Farrell (Total Recall (2012)) and Terrence Howard (Iron Man) voice their approval of Oplev’s directing style and focused approach.

Here is the official synopsis for Dead Man Down, followed by the poster:

Niels Arden Oplev, the acclaimed director of the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ makes his American theatrical debut with the new action thriller, ‘Dead Man Down.’ Colin Farrell joins the prestigious team as brave enforcer Victor, right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City. He seeks to avenge the death of his wife and daughter caused by his boss. When his employer is threatened by a mysterious killer, Victor also becomes detective. Victor is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice (Noomi Rapace), a victim turned avenger whose intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis. The film co-stars Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper, from a screenplay by J.H.Wyman (Fringe).

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For more, check out the official Dead Man Down trailer.

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Dead Man Down opens in U.S. theaters on March 8th, 2013.

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  1. I’m really excited about this movie. The trailer looks awesome. Great visuals, great cast and interesting story.

    • I don’t know about this one.

      “See Colin Farrell like you’ve nev… Um… Let’s start over. See the one and only Colin Farrell portray the same character, again: the character he always plays, but the character you can never quite get enough of!”

      I really like Rapace, and I’d like to see this movie succeed, so I’m hoping that Farrell shows me something different this time.

      • I don’t care if Farrell always does the same shtick as long as it’s good, which it usually is. ;)

        • I have to disagree, not that Farrell is a poor actor, but about being satisfied with seeing him play the same character repeatedly. For an example of what I mean, take Denzel Washington. He is an incredibly talented actor, but all too often I see the same performance from him in every role, and it just feels “stale” to me. I always thing twice about seeing one of his movies. Sure, I usually find myself in line to see one of his flicks, but not without first reminding myself that I’m probably about to see the guy play the same character I’ve seen him play a dozen times before. And that’s kinda confusing to me, especially later when I’m trying to remember and describe to others what the heck I just saw on screen.

          • He does NOT play the same character
            7 Psychopaths – Fright Night – Daredevil – In Burges

            • u named 3 movies……wow. That really proves ur point!

              • Yes it DOES prove my point.
                Look up what “always” means, jack*ss

              • also I named FOUR movies
                learn to count

                I’ll name some more!
                Horrible Bosses, Phone Booth

                • So you proved The actor doesn’t play just one character…But he sure as hell can’t play more than two! His acting skills just don’t go that far. Name some more movies were he plays pretty much the same two characters :) You mad bro!?!?

                  • He CAN play more than two
                    I just named 6.

                    7 Psychopaths – Fright Night – Daredevil – In Burges –
                    Horrible Bosses – Phone Booth

                    YOU mad bro?? :D

                    • Fright night sucked, Dardevil Was a piece a trash(terrible actor for the villian) Horrible Bosses could have been funny. Phone Booth!?!?….What a sharty movie!!!You named some sharty sharty movies there… You mad bro? lol someone is a hardcore fan for Collin. >:) Wear a Helmet!!!

  2. Would be my dream come true if this guy directed a movie version of the The Wire dealing with the fall of the Barksdales and the rivalry with Marlo’s Stanfield org.

  3. This is a visionary director, his new take on the crime film brings a level of depth and artistic control lost in many, many, many of the last 15 year. Hope he goes on to change the game.

  4. I know this comment will give the pretentaphiles a massive hate boner, which they will thrust in my direction,but niels arden oplev is a mediocre director at best, his version of the girl with the dragon tatoo was frankly, and i know controversially, surpassed by the highley underrated david fincher version.Going purely on the trailer, which for the record, looks like one of those, oh s*** we have no plot or story, heres some explosions and serious faced actors to distract you. This just feels like yet another foreign director takeing any oppertunity handed to them by hollywood. Oh and i love that bit in the interview, were hes talking about how completely different her character is from the gwd tatoo, and it immediately shows a clip of her saying oh revenge i never thought of that.I hope this book cover is wrong,but i aint holding my breath.

    • You’re a complete retard.

      Oplev’s was superior in every aspect. And this actually LOOKS to have a story.
      And Lisbeth character never highers someone else to take her revenge or anything like that.
      Keep holding your breath. It will do you some good.

      • ….You mad bro!?!?

  5. Does anybody know what that song at around 1:10 is? It’s important that I find out.