The red-band trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo leaked its way online. Fincher’s much-anticipated remake of the 2009 Swedish film, based on the first of author Stieg Larssen’s Millennium Series, opens December 21st, starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, and Christopher Plummer, among others. This is the bootleg, buttcam version of the trailer (with the official version supposedly hitting this Thursday), so watch it while you can before it gets pulled. A lot of people like to get all self-righteous about not posting bootleg trailers, but the way I look at it, it’s an advertisement for a movie, not the polio vaccine.
As for the trailer, it seems like you’d have to be a big fan of the book or the Swedish movie to get much out of it. It’s just out-of-context shots set to music, the first lesson of any high school video productions class. Ooh, you mean it seems cooler if I set the cuts to the drumbeat of a Led Zeppelin song? Call the Pulitzer committee, I think I’ve made an important discovery. At least it’s not little kids singing Radiohead this time, that’d make a hobo taking a dump seem epic.