David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is coming to theaters this December, but eager fans got their first glimpse of the American adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-sellers this week from an unlikely place–youtube. A red-band trailer has surfaced on the internet showcasing Fincher’s vision of the dark (really dark story). Quick edits and a thumping soundtrack (Trent Reznor & Karen O’s cover of The Immigrant Song) quickly tell us this will be no happy-go-lucky Christmas movie. The film has a lot to live up to. The Swedish film company Yellow Bird has already completed a hugely successful trilogy based on these novels, earning Noomi Rapace numerous awards for her portray of Lisbeth Salander. Fincher’s version stars Rooney Mara, and Daniel Craig, and the footage give me hope that this version will do the story justice and keep it just as gritty as the original.
Still, The Hollywood Reporter seems to think something is fishy with this ‘leaked’ footage. Does this cam version seem to perfect to you? Could this be a viral attempt from Sony themself? Your guess is as good as mine. Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself.