What can’t David Fincher make interesting? With such an elaborate back catalog of great films under his belt, the man behind such great films as Se7en and The Social Network has now taken on the task of adapting one of the greatest best-selling novels of this known era, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.Don’t be fooled as to thinking this is just a remake of Swedish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev’s interpretation of the book, David Fincher says that he has never watched the original film for any of the inspiration of story or characters. I’ll take his word on that.
This trailer does excite me, but at the same time it doesn’t as I was never really hooked on the first adaptation of the movie to begin with. I am just overly excited that David Fincher and Trent Reznor will be working together again.
Watch the full theatrical trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo below:
My first impressions of the trailer leads me to believe that David Fincher and Niels Arden Oplev had the same idea when it came to laying out the story, but we’ll see how close they mirror each other when Fincher’s film comes out. What I am mostly looking forward to is Fincher’s stylistic choices in his adaptation. Based on this trailer you can tell a huge difference, if you have seen the Oplev’s film, in the way it was shot and how the characters are portrayed visually and tonally.
I will be on the fence for this movie up until I see it and then we we’ll see how things end up after I walk out of the theater.
The official synopsis via /Film:
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle (Christopher Plummer) continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.
If you’re interested in learning more about the character’s bios you can head on over to the film’s official site, DragonTattoo.com.
Be sure to get a seat in the theater for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo when it releases December 21, 2011.