‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Extended Trailer: Dark Disturbing Noir Mystery

Published 3 years ago by , Updated December 19th, 2011 at 8:00 am,

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 8 minute extended trailer Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Extended Trailer: Dark Disturbing Noir Mystery

Late author Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a worldwide phenomenon at this point, having sold millions of books and spawning to sequel books which were then adapted into a trilogy of Swedish films that have earned considerable profits at the worldwide box office. So, given that impressive history it’s hard to imagine that there are people out there who don’t know what the dark world of Larsson’s books are all about.

As director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network) prepares to launch his own adaptation (not remake) of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it has become apparent that there is indeed a considerable section of the American moviegoing population that needs to be informed about this film’s story – more so than they probably were by the ever-popular Dragon Tattoo teaser trailer.

Today marks the fourth preview released for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - and that’s not even counting the multiple TV spots and images. To be fair, the 8-minute extended trailer you’re about to view was previously screened for select audiences – but now it’s being released to the general public, in anticipation of the film’s release later this month.

Usually, we would offer a brief synopsis of what the film is about – but if 8 minutes of footage can’t spell it out for you…well, what can, really? Check out the extended preview for David Fincher’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, below:

(For now the trailer is streaming exclusive on iTunes – we’ll update this with an embedded version when it becomes available):

So there you have it: murder, mystery, religion, dark family secrets, and two unlikely sleuths in the form of a disgraced journalist (Daniel Craig) and an anti-social hacker (Rooney Mara). The supporting cast consists of talented actors like Christopher Plummer as the elderly business mogul searching for his niece; Stellan Skarsgård as the mogul’s nephew; Robin Wright as the journalist’s part-time lover; with ER alum Goran Visnjic popping up as the hacker’s boss (and quasi-friend). And, while you may think that extended trailer revealed a bit too much of the movie, trust us when we tell you: you ain’t seen nothing yet. This story gets dark.

The look of Fincher’s film (with its signature shadowy atmosphere and muted, saturated colors) is a perfect fit for the dark noir tale Larsson crafted. Fans of the books and the Swedish films should also be able to pick the way in which Fincher and Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian are being more faithful to the source material than the foreign version was. That’s all to say: this project (despite what some opposers might argue) is looking to be a worthwhile endeavor, indeed.

But will Rooney Mara be able to make the part of hacker Lisbeth Salander her own, as Swedish actress Noomi Rapace did? We shall see…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be in theaters on December 21, 2011.

Source: Sony &  iTunes store

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  1. This movie looks superb and for such a long trailer, not much is given away. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig seem to do an excellent job (oscar?) and Fincher proves he is on a hot streak (The Social Network) is also Oscar worthy!

  2. the photography looks amazing. now i wish i hadn’t seen the swedish films 1st cause i know how it ends, but i will still watch this because it looks so much better than the other version. hopefully they will make all 3 films. the 2nd was the best

  3. Hmmmmm. I love the Swedish films, but this does look really good. Will definitely be seeing it on release.

  4. Of course… US only.

  5. Wow! This looks fantastic. I do feel like I’ve just seen the first half of the film though. Maybe they thought this would be needed to get peoples bottoms in those cinema seats.

    It looks better than the Swedish films so far and a good adaptation of the book.

  6. This film (trailer) appears to have all the right ingredients, but will be made, or ruined in the cutting room. American audiences seem to be more impatient than European ones, and film editors follow where the audiences lead.

    I hope they don’t turn it into another Pow! Kabam! film.

  7. If you go the IGN website you can view the extended trailer in australia, dunno bout other countries.

    Noomi made it her own, so will Rooney! cant wait til january (for australia)

  8. Rooney Mara is the sh#t. She was only in “The Social Network” for 5 minutes but she stood out like a gangbanger at a New Hampshire prayer breakfast. She will astound.

  9. I was hoping for another Fincher home run and so far this looks like I’ll get one. Also the music from Reznor & Ross sounds phenomenal. It’s so simple yet it’s haunting and dark. Usually I’d be in the cinema opening day for a film I’m this excited about but my cousins and I are going instead on Christmas night.

  10. the first movie was wonderful. Especially the girl was a perfect player.

    Second movie was also perfect, Lisbeth was not as psycho as she was in the previous version… But still was good…