Mysterious Behind-the-Scenes 'Dragon Tattoo' Production Blog Found
One of the films that is surprisingly skipping most of the fall film festivals is David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I thought would've been a good fit for the Telluride Film Festival. While we wait for Sony/Columbia to continue their marketing for the film, which is set to hit theaters in December, our friends at SlashFilm have found a mysterious new behind-the-scenes production blog called Mouth Taped Shut (awesome). The thing is, we're not sure if it's real, or if it's viral, or if it's just run by someone working on the film, but it has a few unseen photos, videos and more from the closed set of Dragon Tattoo.
The site contains tons of various random photos, links, videos and more, as it's a Tumblr that's posting anything related to Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As SlashFilm says, "these appear to have been taken on closed sets (see the video embedded above), in the editing room, and in the production office by an insider." He thinks that the site may be run by someone working on the production with Fincher, but isn't an official Columbia Pictures blog, which will be interesting to see once Sony gets a whiff of this. Here's one of the videos featured showing the editing process on the film, which stars Daniel Craig. Watch this one here:
There's a couple of great photos and links from this site that I wanted to point out, as I never caught them before. Visit it here - mouth-taped-shut.com - to go through everything yourself. Pitchfork has an early listen for some of Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' new score for Dragon Tattoo; there's a new gallery of photos on IAmRogue.com; and there's a bunch of gorgeous landscape/location shots, like this one and this one. If it remains up and running, I expect to see plenty more showing up, so follow the blog and we'll watch it, too.
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who'd been missing, or dead, for forty years, by a young female hacker, played in this one by Rooney Mara. Based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker David Fincher, of great films like Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, Benjamin Botton and The Social Network just last year. The script was adapted by Oscar winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, Hannibal, Gangs of New York, All the King's Men, American Gangster) directly from Larsson's novel. Sony is bringing Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to theaters on December 21st, right before Christmas. Feel bad this holiday.