Coming Soon: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (December 21, 2011)

Lisbeth Salander

If you aren’t one of the gazillion people (rough estimate on my part) who have read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and it’s two sequels, I’m quite certain you have at least heard of it.  Either someone has recommend it to you or you have seen people at the beach, at a park, a pool, a dentist’s or doctor’s office carrying around those somewhat day-glo books.  Even illiterate people were reading this thing.  I resisted it for quite some time until someone who’s opinion I respect gave it a nod and I ravaged the first two novels and had a bit of a wait for the third. It was worth the wait.

Who was reading the novel or how I came to read it has little or nothing to do with the film being released in December of this year… directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.  In Sweden, the original film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo went on to become Sweden’s highest grossing film of all time and became a bit of a minor hit as well here in the U.S.  Plenty of people complained right out of the gate about a remake being produced… the original is quite good, and Noomi Rapace has become a star thanks to her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander, the titular girl with said tattoo in all three films in the series, the final two being made for TV… but with Fincher attached as well as an incredible cast (Craig, Mara, Stellan Starsgard, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright), the rancor seemed to die down and has now grown into full blown anticipation.

Photos have been spare… info zero… until a few days ago when someone posted video of the red bad trailer (taken while in a theater… so it’s not HD) airing in a theater somewhere… not sure where… just sure it isn’t here.  Wherever it came from, feast your eyes on the trailer below.  It does have some very brief nudity, so it is NSFW.

This trailer looks fantastic.  Each scene is chopped and rushed through with a great version of Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song by Trent Reznor and Karen O…certain scenes appear… and if you are one of those gazillions you will know exactly which scenes are what. By the end of this assault of a trailer you are given a great Fincher tagline, The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas.  Good stuff… enjoy.

CORRECTION 6/2/11:  The red band trailer that was posted on YouTube has been removed due to copyright infringement… so may I present the new green band trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo…

Do they really drink that much coffee in Sweden?
Cornelius J. Blahg

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