A second trailer has arrived for David Fincher’s remake of Niels Arden Oplev’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Both film are based on the first book in the Millennium Trilogy, written by Stieg Larsson. The original, Swedish language masterpiece broke box office records in its homeland, and gained a cult following the world over. Needless to say, Fincher has a lot of pressure on to get this right.
Judging by the very first trailer, Fincher has certainly made an impression, however I find this band new trailer to have far too much information in it, and at over three minutes, is way too long! However, what it does show is that Fincher seems to be sticking closely to the look and feel of the original which in one way is a good thing, although I was hoping to see Fincher really make his stamp on this. We will get to see the finished product in UK cinemas on Boxing Day.
The remake stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Joely Richardson. For more on the film including the original trailer and some image galleries, click here.
Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger’s great-niece Harriet. Henrik suspects that someone in his family, the powerful Vanger clan, murdered Harriet over forty years ago.
Starting his investigation, Mikael realizes that Harriet’s disappearance is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders in the past. He now crosses paths with Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker, an asocial punk and most importantly, a young woman driven by her vindictiveness.
Together they form an unlikely couple as they dive deeper into the violent past of the secretive Vanger family.
By Matt Wavish