“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – trailer & poster

May 30, 2011

In 2009, like much of the rest of the world, I got hooked on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy; devoured the books and saw all three of the Swedish film adaptations. Noomi Rapace was the living incarnation of Lisbeth Salander, it’s hard for me to imagine anyone topping her performance.

Now Hollywood will weigh in with their version of the first book directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig, lately of James Bond fame and Rooney Mara (The Social Network, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010).

This $100 million dollar film from Columbia Pictures is being billed as “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas 2011” – a great tag line, IMO. Nice use of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song in the trailer, too. A phrase from the lyric of this song has become vividly identified with the band: “The hammer of the gods/ Will drive our ships to new lands.”

By definition these days most trailers are superior to the films they are selling but  I hope with all the talent and money involved – and the surefire nature of the source material – this film version will be both a hit and a good movie. If it is neither, it will at least goose sales of the books. . .

[ Below the video is the NSFW black & white poster featuring Daniel Craig and a very exposed Rooney Mara. ]

Also, if you’re already read the Tattoo trilogy and are jonesing for more top-notch Swedish crime-thriller fiction I highly recommend the works of Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbø.

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