The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Resleeved is an adaptation of the bestselling and best-selling Millennium series of novels by Stieg Larsson. The movie was directed by the Swede Tomas Alfredson, who has also made several movies based on other famous series of the same name. In addition to Larsson's books, the adaptation includes the short story "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson.
In the 21st century, a group of cyber hackers called the Genome Anatomy Institute has developed super soldiers whose missions are to destroy crime in each era. Each Genome fighter is being kept in a computerized form, which is then 'resleeved' to a new generation. The Resleeved armor is a cybernetic hybrid of human flesh and artificial metal. If they are damaged, they become a sort of cybernetic virus that can multiply.
With the power of Resleeved technology, they can also merge with other computers. This leaves a part of the cyberspace where computers have merged with humans, including that of Asghar Farhadi's character, Lisbeth Salander. The director's concept of their combined bodies is not only fascinating but also frightening. Their resilience is something like that of humans, but they cannot be hurt. The fact that they never die or grow old means that they continue to fight for more years.
They are called heroes because they fight for justice, the street-smart woman or girl of the decade who has everything she needs and nothing to fear. They're brave but fragile. Their technology is so advanced that when they're wounded, their computers cannot transmit any message. The cyberspace is also not considered a safe place for them, as they can't feel when the boundaries of reality begin to crumble.
The problems they face in the movie revolve around what happens when someone, or something, other than them manages to reach the system and use the system's software to "switch on" the virus. The Resleeved armor is designed to protect these cyberspace soldiers, so that if the viruses move to the body, the cybernetics will stop them.
The role of director Asghar Farhadi was very important for the director, since he has experienced shooting a lot of other movies. He tried to bring out the best in every person involved in the production, by looking for a human element. Farhadi wanted Lisbeth Salander to be unique, so that the audience would feel attached to her, in the same way they did to Lisbeth in the book and the movie. He was also very particular with the acting of his actors, especially Mia Wasikowska, who plays Lisbeth, since he wanted her to portray a younger version of the character.
Some of the actors' thoughts on playing the character of Salander include taking a backseat in some scenes to Mia Wasikowska and watching the film from the perspective of another character, called the Game Master. The Game Master is an immortal hacker who monitors all the activities of the players on the System. He also leads the aliens who attack the players and try to get their data. He does this through a computer program that the Game Master controls.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Resleeved was written by Stieg Larsson and directed by Tomas Alfredson. It is based on the Millennium series of novels by Stieg Larsson.