David Fincher’s next film is the English language adaptation of the Swedish novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film is the first installment of the Millennium series, which is based off the books by Stieg Larsson. The original film version became an international success eventually catching the attention of American audiences and making its star Noomi Rapace an overnight sensation.
Over the holiday weekend, a bootleg red band trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo debuted online and everyone’s a buzz! It’s the first time we get to see what Fincher has in store for his take on the story. Check out the trailer below.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo centers on two characters: Lisbeth Salandar and Mikael Blomkvist. Rooney Mara (The Social Network) plays the coveted role of Salander, while James Bond’s Daniel Craig stars as Blomkvist. Salandar is an independent private investigator, while Blomkvist is an investigative journalist. Both parties are tied together by a mystery that involves sex, lies, videotape, murder — you name it, they discover it.
In the trailer we hear part of the amazing film score composed by Trent Reznor who previously worked with Fincher on The Social Network (which he won an Academy Award for). There are a lot of quick cuts in the trailer but for the most part the film looks very close to the original. Mara’s version of Salandar is dark and Goth but there are a few mild differences. Fincher obviously didn’t want her to be an exact replica of Rapace’s take.
The official trailer has yet to hit theaters or debut online but this shaky cam version is better than nothing. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will open on December 21, just in time for Christmas and award’s season.
Do you think the film will be a worthy adaptation like the original? Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!