Movie Trailer – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Extended Trailer)

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It’s been a little while since the ‘leaked’ Red Band version of the initial trailer for this upcoming David Fincher adaptation (and the slightly less effective mass-market version), and now we’ve got a surprisingly long look at the new version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo :

At 3 minutes 45 seconds, this is a hell of a lot longer than we normally get (from reports, it seems to be a cut down version of an eight-minute promo reel that’s doing the rounds), and I’d imagine there’ll be a slightly shorter version once it turns up in cinemas. And, so far, I’m still definitely impressed – having seen the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I thought it was good but not outstanding (some of which was down to the pulpiness of the original material), and the idea of letting Fincher loose on that kind of story is certainly interesting. What we’ve got looks as slick and technically accomplished as you’d expect from Fincher, combined with an impressive cast and an occasionally bewildering selection of accents. It’s nice to see Daniel Craig looking a lot more charismatic, engaging and real than his recent stiff turn in Cowboys and Aliens, but of course all eyes are going to be on Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, and it looks like she’s doing a damn fine job of taking on a role that’s already been played well by Noomi Rapace (who’s the best thing about the Swedish originals). She certainly isn’t recognisable from her brief but pivotal role in The Social Network, and it’s going to be very interesting seeing how Fincher handles the material, especially with some of the dark places that Salander’s story goes, and the rather melodramatic nature of the novel’s ending (which has apparently been reworked in the movie). We also get a very nice sample of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s new score, which certainly has me intrigued – there’s barely been a week in the last year when I haven’t listened to The Social Network soundtrack at least once, and this sounds like it’s exploring some new territory while still keeping a lot of the old style. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the few films I’m definitely looking forward to over the winter months, and this trailer certainly hasn’t done anything to change my mind…

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