‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s’ Niels Arden Oplev to Direct USA Pilot ‘Mr. Robot’

Niels Arden Oplev, the Danish director of the original “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” pic, is becoming a hot drama pilot director. He’s just signed on to helm the USA drama “Mr. Robot.”

Project revolves around an anti-social computer whiz who can only connect with other people by hacking into their lives via computer. Sam Esmail wrote the pilot for Universal Cable Prods. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton are exec producing with Esmail.

Oplev directed the pilot of CBS’ “Under the Dome” last year and the pilot and several episodes of Eye drama “Unforgettable.”

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