The first teaser trailer has been released in Europe for the American remake of the hit Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The upcoming film stars Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara, from The Social Network, as Lisbeth Salander, the title role made famous by Swedish actress Noomi Rapace. Director David Fincher (The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) adapted the story from the first book of the best-selling trilogy by Stieg Larsson.
Posted on SlashFilm.com, this “red-band” version — age-restricted due to some nudity — was released in Europe last week. Supposedly leaked, it looks as if it is shot off a theater screen, but is suspected to be a viral video since the MPAA red-band restrictions only apply in the US. The official green-band trailer will be released worldwide on June 2.
The montage of fast-cut footage excerpted from the film is accompanied by Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song” performed by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails, who scored the film music with Atticus Ross, the Oscar-winning team that scored Social Network.
The shots of scenes loosely follow the storyline of a young female computer hacker who helps a journalist investigate a family and find a woman who is missing or dead, only to uncover more than expected. The tagline at the end of the trailer reads: “The feel-bad movie of Christmas.”
It costars Stellan Skarsgård (Thor, Melancholia), Robin Wright (State of Play, Beowulf), Christopher Plummer (Priest, The Last Station), and Joely Richardson (The Patriot).
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens in North America, Norway and Sweden on December 21, followed by the UK on the 26th, Germany on the 29th, and around the world in 2012.