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Daniel Craig Joins Dragon Tattoo Remake

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig is now officially attached to the remake of .

The Casino Royale star will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel. He’ll begin work on the film in Sweden after wrapping up Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens.

Director David Fincher and producer Scott Rudin have not yet announced which actress will play opposite Craig as Lisbeth Salander. Possible names have included Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska and Rooney Mara.

The U.S. version of Tattoo is expected to hit theaters in December 2011, with possible sequels - and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest - to follow.

Craig has plenty of time on his hands since production on the 23rd James Bond film has been suspended indefinitely due to financing problems at MGM.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: July 6, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon TattooHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Brooklyn’s Finest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Chicago (1927): DVD
  • Clay Pigeons: DVD
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jason and the Argonauts: Blu-ray
  • Ladybugs: Blu-ray
  • Legal Eagles: DVD
  • Love and Other Disasters: Blu-ray
  • The Lovely Bones: Blu-ray
  • A Single Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Remake News: The Crow, Logan’s Run and More

The Crow: A remake that was announced back in December 2008 is finally starting to take shape. Shooting on The Crow, a new adaptation of the comic book tale, should begin later this year. In the 1994 film version, actor Brandon Lee - who was tragically killed as the result of an accidental shooting on set - played the deceased man who comes back to avenge his fiancee’s death. Director Stephen Norrington’s script will feature new backdrops and a different form for the title character. “The Crow itself is a creature in this movie — it’s not just a bird,” producer Edward Pressman told MTV. “It’s got a personality and a character. Not like Godzilla exactly, but it’s very different [and has] a more active role in the story.”

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Remake News: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Judge Dredd and More

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: David Fincher is in talks to dive into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s retelling of Jules Verne’s science fiction novel. The Oscar nominee, who is also linked to a Dragon Tattoo remake (see below), may work from a script from Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum). No possible start date has been announced.

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 19, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • The Bounty Hunter (PG-13): starring Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis (directed by Andy Tennant)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG): starring Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris (directed by Thor Freudenthal)
  • Repo Men (R): starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber (directed by Miguel Sapochnik)

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