David Fincher helms Dragon Tattoo April 1, 2010 David Fincher to direct adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. David Fincher will take the director’s chair for English-language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The film is based on Stieg Larsson’s best-selling series of novels known as “The Millennium Trilogy.” The first book describes the mystery surrounding the long-unsolved disappearance of an heiress. A journalist recently dinged by a libel case and a young female hacker try to resolve it, stirring up bundles of personal and industrial corruption along the way. Steve Zaillian (American Gangster, Schindler’s List) adapted the script.F incher reportedly is looking for an unknown to play the female lead.