That racy poster for 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' was only a taste of the "adult" kind of film David Fincher will deliver, Daniel Craig tells Esquire in their August issue.
"Fincher, he's not holding back. They've given him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently, and my hand was over my mouth, going, 'Are you f*cking serious?" the actor tells Esquire of his reaction to the dailies Fincher showed him.
Craig promises the film is "as adult as you can possibly make it. This is adult drama. I grew up, as we f*cking all did, watching 'The Godfather' and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100-million R-rated movie."
He's coy about exactly what the scenes show (although the book is rife with torture and sexual abuse) and just how Fincher is conveying them. "It's not that he simply showed me footage that was horribly graphic. It was stuff that was happening, or had happened ... There's more than one way to sense violence," he says. "Much more powerful ways than seeing it step-by-step."
Craig also talks about his many upcoming films including the next Bond film, which he's filming with Sam Mendes: "I'm really f*cking really lookin' forward to the fact that he's gonna do it," he says of reteaming with the 'Road to Perdition' director.
And about a million miles away from 'Tattoo' on the movie spectrum is his work in Steven Spielberg's 'The Adventures of Tintin' as Red Reckham, which was shot two years ago, but is just opening this year. "We shot it in mo-cap. Which is like: F*ck me, I'm literally in a leotard with a f*cking helmet on, and a camera strapped to it. It's Steven Spielberg, so every f*cker in the world comes to visit. Fincher comes to visit. Clint f*cking Eastwood comes to visit. It was just like, are you kidding me? I'm gonna meet these people dressed like this? Playing a pirate, wearing a leotard and a camera? Really?"
Craig's 2011 box office assault begins with 'Cowboys & Aliens' on July 29, followed by 'Dream House' on Sept. 30, and then the one-two holiday punch of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' on Dec. 21, and 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' on Dec. 23.
Which Craig film are you most looking forward to? Does his description of 'Tattoo' make you want to see the movie or skip it?