Watch: 4-Minute Trailer for Fincher's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

September 22, 2011
Source: Apple

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

"I want you to help me catch a killer of women." Time to delve into the world of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by way of David Fincher this time in a brand new 4-minute theatrical trailer (via Apple) for his new take on the Swedish mystery/thriller. This is a condensed version of the 8-min promo trailer that played in front of some Sony/Columbia screenings, but gives us a complete idea of the story and how Fincher's take looks and feels different than the original films. Rooney Mara is as the new Lisbeth Salander, Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, with Christopher Plummer. This looks so damn good!

Watch the full 4-minute trailer for Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, via Apple:

You can also download The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer in High Definition on Apple

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.

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  • Johanna
    Wohooo!! The Swedish invasion of Hollywood continues! Hahah.. freakin’ fantastic, can’t wait! Heading to a party in Stockholm tonight wearing my new hot dress for a beer in the sun! :)
  • Bruce Whitewood
    I want to see more Swedish stars in the sequels like Dolph Lundgren, Malin Akeman and Lena Olin.
  • The only good thing about this trailer is the music. 
    • Curious, please do explain in detail.
      • I mean, I could understand it maybe going into too much of the storyline, but otherwise yeah,  how is the trailer bad?
        • For me the trailer is bad due to one line: "I want you to help me catch a killer of women..." ICK!
  • Fincherfan217
    I cannot figure out some lines from the trailer due to drowned voice. Can anyone write what actors say exactly in the following lines? I've given time codes for your convenience. Thanks in advance. :) Robin Wright: (00:27) ....................dead yet. Daniel Craig: (00:28) ..................... Christopher Plumber: (00:44) .................on the island Christopher Plumber: (00:51) You will be investigating thieves, .......... bullies. Christopher Plumber: (03:11) Soon you will.................................with my apologies.
    • Robin Wright: (00:27) Our credibility isn't dead yet. Daniel Craig: (00:28) Mine is. Christopher Plumber: (00:44) You come stay, on the island. A way of avoiding all those people, eh you might want to avoid right now. Christopher Plumber: (00:51) You will be investigating thieves, misers, bullies, the most detestable collection of people you will ever meet. My family. Christopher Plumber: (03:11) Soon you will know us all, only to well, with my apologies.
  • guest
    Lost as to why Rooney Mara shaved her eyebrows, I feel she loses her appeal in this adaption
  • Such a high production for such a banal story, not funny.
    • Anonymous
      you're expecting hollywood to throw money at original films?
      • No, not really. :) But Fincher did take on The Game, The Fight Club for example, with exciting, fresh stories. This one is really stale.
      • Still, hyping the flick this much doesn't fill me with positive feelings.
  • Mike P.
    I agree about Lisbeth not having the appeal...I think they put too much into making her look different and their idea of a "freak."  Dialogue doesn't seem too hot either, but I'll reserve on that until I see it.  Still excited, just less.
  • Rodion
    I couldn't take my eyes away from that trailer. It was AMAZING. Almost exactly like i was seeing the book (which is even more amazing) come to life before my eyes. 100% excited for, what looks like, one of the best films of the year.
  • Anonymous
    after watching the Swedish trilogy all i could say was "these movies were made for Fincher" the style, setting and plot fit his films perfectly. And although i am a huge supporter of foreign films and there original, i can not wait to see this remake
    • Danimal
      Much agreed! I honestly enjoyed the english remake of 'Let the Right One In' better than the I'm hoping im equally as impressed with these remakes.
      • Anonymous
        personally i liked the original "Let the Right One In" a little more. I liked how the Swedish film made you feel more involved with the people living at the apartments or going to the school. it made you feel like you were watching the world the story took place in and they Oskar and Eli were just apart of it. Plus the Swedish version of the Pool scene was much sweeter. =D
        • John Doe
    • Anonymous
      I liked the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo flick, but the following two felt like they were made for TV or something. Not nearly as tight. Fincher seems to be using the original as a starting point, tho. The parade and bridge scenes look straight out of the original film with a bit more money thrown at them. I certainly hope he makes all three, as the Lizbeth character arc is fantastic. I just wish the second flick had been a bit more... pulled together. It seemed to wander a lot.
      • Anonymous
        totally agree with you squiggly!
      • Mags
        I believe they were made for television i.e. tight budget.
  • kitano0
    Looks good, can't wait for the Muppet make-over!
    • John Doe
      The what?!
  • after reading and seeing all the three swedish movies, i think i'll pass this one.
  • Cracky
    Meh. Never thought I'd say that about a Fincher film. I mean, after seeing the Swed one, I feel as though I don't really need to watch this.
    • John Doe
      Funny, I almost feel EXACTLY the same way.
  • Xerxexx
    That was a fantastic trailer...oh and am I the only one that thinks Mara looks kinda hot?
    • Cracky
      • John Doe
    • I agree with her being hot. Just something about her face that makes her really attractive.
      • Xerxexx
        Ha! I'm not alone Cracky! Its the unappealing appeal about her look. Its not hot...but its oddly hot.
    • Cruzer
      I thought I was the only one. She looks great!
      • Xerxexx
  • Untricky
    Just waiting for the Reznor soundtrack!
  • Julesd76
    I agree with Bruce Whitewood; for the role of Ronald Biedermann in Part II its alsmot hard to imagine anyone else but Dolph Lundgren - a weathered & quiet 7 feet tall Swedish assassin & henchman, who else could you pick for that?
  • Esther
    her accent is absolute shit to be honest, not a swedish accent at all. And definately think Roomi Rapace is better for the part. If they wanted to do a Hollywood version of it, they should do it in the U.S. Don't understand why they're in Sweden where they can't pronounce any of the place names anyway.
    • Xerxexx
      well Rapace is swedish. Mara seems great here.
  • People are too quick to dismiss Fincher's adaptation. The Swedish original was entertaining. Fincher's take could be brilliant. I did write "could be"... We will see. It's hard not to formulate an opinion before a film opens, but I try. Yet, from the trailer it looks dark, mysterious...Right up Fincher's alley. 
  • lossy
    Ah, Hollywood. good at making remakes of adaptations of rehashed books




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