I have a weird relationship with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I feel the novels are a bit lengthy in prose, to an unnecessary degree, and while very uncomfortable to watch, I really enjoyed the first 2 Swedish films (I still haven’t gotten around to finishing watching the third). I have to say, I totally understood the anger and confusion of those who felt that the new American remake was completely unnecessary. That said, now that Sony Pictures has just released an extended trailer, I’m sold this Christmas.
Pushed out across the web overnight, this trailer runs just about 4 minutes. While it underlines that yes, the film is hitting many of the same beats as the Swedish original, the amazing direction of David Fincher and yes, the score of Trent Reznor, add a truly hypnotic feel to the footage. I must say, I’ve already watched this trailer twice, and it just has me in its trance.
Also, how goddamned unrecognizable is Rooney Mara?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters on December 21st, 2011.