For those of you still unsure as to whether or not David Fincher’s English-language remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is worth seeing later this month, Fincher just about removed all reasons for doubt today by releasing an excellent eight-minute trailer for the film!
Featuring a score created exclusively for the trailer by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who also composed the—get this—three and a half hour soundtrack to the film), the labyrinthine eight minutes establishes the same plot as previous trailers—a rich older gentleman hires an investigative journalist to unlock the murder of a relative of his 40 years previous, while that journalist in turn teams up with a trouble you hacker—but adds several minutes of character shading and plot nuance, without being too heavy on spoilers.
So, what did you think? The film seems to combine the urban decay of Fincher’s Se7en with the chilly, intellectual precision and beauty of Zodiac. While you still may doubt how necessary this remake is, you certainly can’t argue that it doesn’t look incredible.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is set for a December 21, 2011 release.
What did you think of the extended trailer?