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.
Newcomer Rooney Mara (Youth in Revolt, A Nightmare on Elm Street) has landed the coveted role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Box-office names like Natalie Portman, Ellen Page, and Anne Hathaway were whispered about when the project was announced, but Sony and Director David Fincher have chosen a relatively unknown (and rightly so) for the role. Lisbeth Salander is a complex character with a brutal background and a strange personality. This pierced hacker is the kind of role actresses dream of and could skyrocket Mara’s career. It’ll be a challenge. Noomi Rapace has already won awards for her portrayal of Lisbeth. Can Mara do the same?
Andrew Garfield! Rumours can be put to rest. Hollywood Reporter confirms Andrew Garfield will be donning the tights and replacing Toby McGuire in the Spider-man reboot. Garfield, most recognized from his appearance in Terry Gilliam’s Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and the Red Riding Trilogy, will appear as Peter Parker in Marc Webb’s film, due for release in 2012. While not well know, Garfield shows great acting promise and received a BAFTA TV award for his performance in Boy A.