Rumor of this surfaced burried in 'The Playlist' reporting on Dragon Tattoo's new viral site:
Fincher currently has a three hour cut of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and Sony wants nothing longer than two hours and twenty minutes.
I say: If Fincher has contractual Final Cut, let him have it. I'm all for tweaking a film for its maximum potential, and I'm all for boundaries to sharpen creative expression. But I'm all against pseudo running length marketing considerations that may hamper the quality of a narrative, and, as past successes have shown, aren't all that logical and true anyway.
What's your opinion on this?
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