Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dragon Tattoo US trailer hits (officially)

Via Slashfilm, the pretty excellent trailer for the film that will unite Foriegn Film snobs and your mom's book club in a shared gnashing of teeth against director David Fincher:




Despite what you may infer from the trailer, this is NOT actually a movie wherein James Bond teams up with one of the Suicide Girls to solve DaVinci's code.

20 comments:

MowDownJoe said...

Okay, did they have to use a bad cover of the Immigrant Song for their trailer?

Varya said...

As a swede and a casual fan of both the books and the films, I'm looking forward to see how this will be received.
It does look fantastic though, and even though you only see tidbits, it really have the feel of a cold and empty Sweden that I got when reading the first book.

Zeldalisk said...

Loved the book. Need to see the original movie. Really hope this one is decent or at least doesn't miss the f***ing point.

CraftyAndy said...

Oh hell yes. That imigrant song remix is fucking awesome. I still don't know what this series is about. When I heard we were getting a US remake by the same director behind Social Network and Seven with NIN behind the soundtrack again. I refrained from watching the originals. Far as I know this will be an improvement.

CraftyAndy said...

@mowdownjoe yes they did, because it's better.

lordy said...

I don't get it - didn't this film come out two years ago?

Knight The Arsonist said...

"Despite what you may infer from the trailer, this is NOT actually a movie wherein James Bond teams up with one of the Suicide Girls to solve DaVinci's code."

Let's make THIS movie!

Big fan of the originals. Rooney Mara will never replace Noomi Rapace in my mind. Still, could be good.

Aiddon said...

okay, so we have Karen O doing an Immigrant Song remix with Trent Reznor for Fincher's adaptation of Dragon Tattoo. I'm surprised my head didn't explode from the sheer, distilled awesomeness of this trailer. This'll probably be awesome as hell considering the talent involved.

Christian said...

Certainly not my first choice for music to use for a film based on this series. But I've learned not to judge a movie by it's trailer.

Arturo said...

Sweet trailer, but awful Immigrant Song cover.

motyr said...

Wait a minute...

So people like me who saw the original film (which was released to 25 non-Scandanavian countries and had a theatrical release here in Canada), liked it, and think an American "remake" or "re-adapation" is unnecessary, not too mention coming far too soon, are "foreign film snobs?"

Also, "The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas"? What kind of tagline is that?

Jeppe said...

I still don't get why Fincher is doing this, the original movie is awesome. That everyone else than europe sees it as "eeeww.. foriegn film elitism" is their loss..

Immigrant cover sucks ass, and the footage looks kinda - whatever..

But it is Fincher, and it must be seen - despite the fore cast of trainwreck..

Mads Tejlgaard said...

motyr...actually, yes.

I'm scandinavian myself. The movies were fine, but particularly the second and third ones were lackluster; they were made for television and were markedly rushed, whereas the first was picturesque. This is opinion of course.

Honestly, I _like_ seeing american adaptations of scandinavian culture. It's very rarely stupid, very rarely a cash in, since these things don't have an american brand name in the first place. In this case, ok, so apparently stieg larson does ring a bell to some, but it's not generally the case. AMC's The Killing is a good example; it's an amazing television series, but the american version has a more poignant narrative with less fan service and overall better characters.
Furthermore, a lot of scandinavian culture isn't even our own...it's locked in a dialectic with the inflow of american culture, but it quintessentially relies on tropes from both scandinavian and american culture, and you can tell that it often simply isn't the real thing. Particularly violence is hard to do so it looks like what comes out of america, even when it doesn't.

For this reason, and many others, american reinvisioning of the culture I'm a part of is a _good_ thing. It might not serve to broaden american tastes much, but that has nothing to do with the quality of the product that comes out of it.

Of course...if this is a _cash in_, then that's completely different, but so far as I can tell, it's the same fatalistic story, just done technically better and improved here and there, to conform more accurately with what was always meant to be american tropes in the first place.

cce1505c-8d8f-11e0-a66b-000bcdca4d7a said...

I'm excited for this! I saw the Sweedish one several times and, unfortunately, was a little disappointed by it. It was really jumpy and, though Noomi Rapace was amazing, the majority of the cast came off as extremely dull (not excluding the fact that all the female characters except Lisbeth were turned into shallow placeholders who's only point was to forward the story; no thoughts or perspectives or goals of their own). So yeah. I'm excited to see Fincher's play on it and hopeful that he won't ignore the ladies.

Bobby said...

I have seen all three original movies, read he books, and am not a Fincher fanboy (Fight Club can suck it!), but aside from an odd tagline that seems better suited for Bad Santa 2, and the odd song choice, this trailer works for being a teaser. Maybe I'll hate the full length, maybe I won't, but this teaser did it's job. We are talking about the movie after all.

David (The Pants) said...

I'm confused because I think this movie came out already....in 2009....what's going on? (I get it's a different studio and whatnot)

adi said...

BTW, this movie aint REMAKE. Movie rights was sold to Swedes and Columbia pretty much same time, but Swedes just produced this movie much faster.

Elessar said...

Trailer aside for the moment, that snipe about 'uniting foreign film snobs and your mom's book club' was juvenile and uncalled for. The original film was excellent, as are the books, and if you're mom's book club is reading it reading, then they're a pretty twisted book club (let's not forget the title character is graphically raped about a 3rd of the way through the book and the entire plot feels quite a bit like Se7en crossed with The Social Network). Just because people who are adults in more than just age think something is good doesn't mean it's bad. Grow up.

As for the trailer, it looks about like I'd expect it to, IE trying to dress it up to look like an action/thriller when it's really not. This happens fairly regularly to movies that are slower and/or more thoughtful (go watch the Source Code trailers to get what I mean) and so I tend to just ignore the trailers until the movie is closer to being out. Though it's very clearly riding heavily on the books popularity.

And speaking of juvenile, that tagline? 'The feel bad movie of Christmas.' Come on Fincher, I KNOW you're better than that.

motyr said...

@Elessar

God, I was starting to think I was the only one who noticed that god-awful tagline.

vamast said...

fuck hollywood.... what?

whatever.... fuck hype