A new fan-made video re-imagines the just released trailer for The Girl in the Spider's Web in the style of David Fincher's original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer. Seven years after Rooney Mara took on the role of Lisbeth Salander in Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's first Millennium Trilogy novel, Claire Foy takes over the part for Fede Alvarez's The Girl in the Spider's Web, which is based on David Langercrantz's continuation of the late Larsson's original cycle of books.
Of course, Noomi Rapace and not Rooney Mara first originated the role of Salander, a vengeful computer hacker with a decidedly gothy fashion sense and little in the way of social skills, in the Swedish-language trilogy based on Larsson's books. Later, Fincher cast Mara to star alongside Daniel Craig in the Hollywood version of the first tale, with an eye toward adapting the rest of Larsson's trilogy. However, that planned trilogy never materialized and now Fincher and Mara have exited the picture.
On Thursday, Sony gave us our first look at Claire Foy as the newest incarnation of Salander in The Girl in the Spider's Web. As cool and ferocious as Foy looks in the trailer, YouTube user James Garcia thought the clip might work even better in the style of Mr. Fincher. So Garcia re-cut the trailer, inspired by the propulsive first trailer for Fincher's Dragon Tattoo film. The result is something a lot more energetic, with way less in the way of plot teases. See the clip above.
Before Thursday's trailer release, little was known about the plot of The Girl in the Spider's Web. But now we know quite a bit about how the movie will position the character of Lisbeth Salander, and what happens to her. Foy's version of Salander of course will still be focused on meting out brutal vengeance, and will still have a fashion sense that leans toward lots of black leather. But Salander somewhere along the line will be sidetracked from her quest to right wrongs by a figure from her past who she failed. Naturally, this being a movie based on Swedish novels and movies, there's a lot of snow and angst.
Had the re-imagined Fincher-style trailer been released instead of the official one, we would have much less of a hint about the movie's plot. The Fincher-style trailer uses the music from the original Dragon Tattoo trailer, Karen O.'s cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" featuring Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who of course also wrote the Dragon Tattoo score), to create a surging, crazed techno feel that sells tone much more than story. The real Spider's Web trailer, though fairly intense, is more traditional in the way it teases the characters and situations while serving up a big dose of Foy and her look.
Time will tell if Claire Foy pulls off the role of Lisbeth Salander with the same brooding panache as Noomi Rapace or Rooney Mara. The Girl in the Spider's Web co-stars Sverrir Gudnasson, Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant, Vicky Krieps and Mindhunter's Cameron Britton.
Source: James Garcia
- The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) release date: Nov 09, 2018