May 29, 2011

Fincher's 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Teaser Trailer Hits

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander: punk heroine.
Oh how we've railed against this remake, telling anyone who'll listen that it's just too soon: the sort of thing you say to the person about to crack an inappropriate joke about a recently deceased celebrity. Yes, Fincher is undoubtedly a very intelligent man and in our opinion, a brilliant Director. Hell, he was practically crowned King of Hollywood with last year's The Social Network.

That said, the brand-spanking new red band teaser trailer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has hit the interwebs early (so early, in fact, that it appears to have been filmed in the cinema with a hand-held). The trailer is incredibly fast paced and action packed in that 1:39 time period - fairly dissimilar in composition to the original Swedish trailer (but not entirely dissimilar to the original film). The mood they're capturing looks very grim indeed, however, the cinematography and overall feel of the film seem to largely mirror the original. Which begs the question, why? 

As with Let the Right One In vs. Let Me In, we have now shifted position from 'not seeing it in protest and out of respect for the original filmmaker's vision' to 'seeing it, because despite the obvious too soon element, it could actually be pretty awesome'. Check out Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara below in the first look at David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. 



tonile.helena said...

The feel bad movie of Christmas... really? Still not sold on the idea of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth. Still not sold, period.

Katia Nizic said...

I'm only now curious, having seen the trailer (and knowing what David Fincher is capable of). The 'feel bad movie of Christmas' feels like too much studio involvement, I agree.