The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake new trailer
There's a new trailer online for the American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you know the one from David Fincher that had the previous trailer with the banging soundtrack and images cut in time to the beat? Well now there's a new one and this really leaps into the story head first and delivers much more than I thought it would, but without spoiling anything.
This trailer is fantastic. It does the job on three fronts, pulling you into the story if you are new to it, if you've seen the previous film or if you've read the book, indeed any combination of the three. Plus from this trailer I'm beginning to see how this could be viewed as better than the original film.
The original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Filmstalker review) was a good film, and even with the director of David Fincher behind the remake I wasn't convinced that there was a need for it or that it could bring something more interesting to the screen. I think from this trailer I've been firmly told otherwise.
There are scenes here that are familiar to those who have seen the first film, very familiar, but there are differences too, and once criticism I heard about the first film is that it missed a lot out from the book, in particular the complications with the relationship between Mikael Blomkvist and Erika Berger and the much more interesting characters of the family on the island.
It's the latter that I picked up on in the first film as lacking a little, we didn't delve into them enough and have more mystery and confusion from, I'm not knocking the film I'm just saying I felt that there could have been far more there, and looking at this trailer it would suggest we're going to get more.
Fincher has also lined up some great talent for his version - Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, Joley Richardson, Julian Sands, Geraldine James, Steven Berkoff, Alan Dale, Rooney Mara, Goran Visnjic, and more. It's a great list of names and Plummer on screen looks terrific as always, commanding the screen with a devilish smile.
I am totally sold on this trailer. It tells us so much more about the film, and it suggests rather strongly that we're going to be delving deeper into the story than we did with the original film.
Update: Here's a flash version of the trailer.