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David Fincher's epic red band The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trailer leaks!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I debated running this trailer embed. Quality isn't a problem, it looks sharp, but there's a gray area when it comes to obviously camed footage. Plus you never know how long it'll stay online.

However, I've found myself watching this trailer three times in a row... thanks to a crazy Led Zeppelin cover that absolutely sets the right tone and an editing style that is once again very Kubrickian. The Social Network's initial trailer had the same Kubrick trailer feel, but this one is a little more Eyes Wide Shut. I couldn't help but share it.

The footage looks typically sharp, the world as detailed as you'd hope from Fincher. It also appears to be a pretty straightforward remake. I'm down. What about you?

Hopefully the trailer sticks around for a while and I can't wait to get a nice HD Quicktime version sometime in the near future.



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  • May 28, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by MoffatBabies

    Gotta watch it now.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Quite well done

    by TresEquis

    Wonder how long it stays up?

  • May 28, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I thought the origianals were good but Im cool with this....

    by Bruda5000

    Finchers the man.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    That had a decidedly 80s feel to it.

    by MoffatBabies

    Normally, a pretty bad thing. Not in this case. This looks impressive as hell. Can't wait to see it on a real screen with good sound. Anyone know what film it's being placed in front of?

  • May 28, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by Motfilms

    I wasn't excited for a remake until I saw the total ass Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest which killed any momentum the first two films had. Bring it Fincher!

  • May 28, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with the Swedish version?

    by KoolerThanJesus

    Like Tip just said. Why do we need a remake? The Swedish version was great. I wouldn't mind a dubbed version on DVD so I could watch the movie and hear vocals so I'm not reading subtitles the whole time. Otherwise there is already a great version of this movie.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Would've liked some dialogue...

    by ImperialMarchFace

    but for a teaser that was pretty good. And Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs teaming with Trent Reznor for a Zeppelin cover? Aaaawesome. Those giant words were pretty lame though. THE MOVIE PEOPLE WILL TALK ABOUT OVER DINNER ON CHRISTMAS EVE!

  • May 28, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Was that Yeah Yeah Yeahs?

    by ROBRAM89

    If not, I need to know who did this cover.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Advertise your remake with a remake.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You just opened up a Black Hole that'll suck all things good into it and leave culture with nothing but dingleberries. Thanks.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    There is a dubbed version on the DVD

    by Sean Parnell

    It's got both. Modern technology and all.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    The sad thing about this...

    by nostairway

    Is that the only reason they're making an English version is because they know Americans are too stupid to read subtitles. I guess it worked for Let the Right One In so why not?

  • May 28, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by seibei iguchi

    It is Karen O. with Trent Reznor.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by caruso-stalker217

    At least they didn't go the PG-13 route.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    by Max

    I never really thought the Swedish originals were that good; they seemed to lack a lot of the intense suspense that the books really mastered. I'm super excited for Daniel Craig though. He's the bomb.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I thought the originals were OK

    by Bass Ackwards

    But I've been pumped for this since they casted Craig, who strikes me as pitch perfect for the role. I've always thought too much is made of Rooney and Salander, Noomi did great, and not to diminish what she brought to it, but the role really just required her to look the part and be suitably one note (bad ass) and unexpressive. But the originals I felt like the actor playing Mikael captured his warmth quite well, but not so much his charisma, intelligence, or even passion. He came close but just seemed to miss the mark, I think Craig is the guy who can close that gap and really bring the character to life. But that's all just opinion and speculation, so that aside, this trailer looks fantastic! I already like the settings more than the original (where the ridiculously rich country estate looked more like grandpas farm in the winter). Consider my ticket bought!

  • May 28, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Great marketing - fresh.

    by Mennen

  • May 28, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    The only reason to see this remake is that chicks boobs

    by Willbraham

    I'm sooo fed up with hollywood remaking there no talent at all in that big sess pool of shit? This film looks totally unneeded

  • May 28, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    That was a great trailer. Shitty quality notwithstanding. Cut like being punched in the face over and over. 'The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas' worked, surprisingly. This looks mean. I like that. Fincher can make a mean movie like nobody else. As much as it's maligned for all and sundry, PANIC ROOM is really, deliciously nasty -- especially the last few moments in the house, with Yoakam being scary as fuck and Kristen Stewart just... screaming. Ugh. Great. And Karen O with Trent Reznor. Awesome. Colour me impressed.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    You're just being a lazy dumbass

    by Willbraham

    Some films will never translate into english...for instance MOTHER...if they remade that it would be an entirely different film Also, THE CHASER

  • May 28, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by vini77

    Its a different interpretation of the book, stop calling it a remake.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    That's a fucked trailer

    by kafka07

    in a good way. Fincher wants to remind us that he once directed a little film called Se7en.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    What the fuck are these movies about?

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • May 28, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Fincher is a Hero of Cinema

    by Crow3711

    Seriously. That shit rules. Only a badass would put out a trailer like that.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by The_Coyote

    If everyone really DID know, they would stop talking about it like it was a remake. But for some reason that word keeps coming up. It was the same thing with True Grit.

  • May 28, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The original was not so brilliant that it should not be tried again

    by JackieJokeman

    Especially with Fincher at the helm. In fact Id say that with Fincher directing the only way the movie could not be better than the original would be that the new leads dont work as well. I can see Craig being near a 1 to 1 trade for Nyqvist but I just cant see how Mara can bring a 10th of the charisma that Rapace brought to the roll. Of course the real problem with both movies is the source material which is far below the reputation it has achieved.

  • May 28, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    The Feed Bad Movie ahahahaha that's ballsy

    by Dharma4

    Love me some Fincher. And his movies... :|

  • May 28, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Gotta Believe in Fincher, BUT...

    by TinkerTIW

    - whether this thing works depends almost entirely on the one element that they mostly hide in this teaser: Rooney Mara. If this trailer had a different title I would've said that looks like a kickass Daniel Craig thriller coming out, but since it's for the remake of TGWTDT, I'm not so jazzed. (Noomi Rapace rules!) (...But then again, so does Daniel Craig.)

  • May 28, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    The movie was meh.

    by warsinthesun

    Glad this won't be a remake of the movie. And nothing wrong with not wanting to read subtitles... if it's animated. The dubbed voice work is rarely as good as the original. BTW, is Reznor also the editor? Heh. Sick trailer.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    It's Reznor music and Karen O on Vocals for the Immigrant Song cover

    by IndustryKiller!

    Off the fucking chain.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    This could be a better overall film, the original had a horrid ending.

    by IndustryKiller!

    That ending felt like an episode of Law and Order, it was terribly anticlimactic. Whether its the book ending or not it was uncinematic and bland. While Noomi Repace is going to be impossible to top as Salander, I think Fincher's style, and if they let him go truly brutal, could really put this film far over the top of the original.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Dirty dirty dirty

    by Jeffwode

    Very cool trailer, and the feel-bad line made me do a lol.This is going to be way better than the book. Top work Mr F.

  • Although that's a very valid reason.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Rather see a Chandler adaptation than this

    by MooseMalloy

    And ZODIAC is Fincher's masterpiece.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    looks identicle to the original

    by Jay

    I was actually a little shocked by how much they looked alike. Did they shoot in the same locations? The first movie was great, but I don't see how this can be much different because the original movie stuck to the book pretty close. Granted some things had to be omitted because the books are packed, but that's what made the books good. I do hope the movie does well and Fincher makes the trilogy. Because the Swedish sequels were made for TV movies, unlike the first Swedish film. thats why the sequels weren't as good. The theatrical edits had forty to an hour of footage cut out from their Swedish original airings.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I'm talking specifically about the murder reveal, halfbreedqueen

    by IndustryKiller!

    *SPOILERS* It was just "Turns out it's this guy and the family is just really fucked up." It dropped like a thud as far as Im concerned. There was no intrigue or surprise about the revelation, if you can even call it that. Just a completely rote by-the-numbers murder mystery reveal on the level of Kiss the Girls or something of that ilk.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I'm just not sold on Rooney Mara

    by BlaGyver

    a) too young b) to me at least, Noomi Rapace was sexy as all fuck in the original. Mara's looking gaunt and frail...completely devoid of any sexuality.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    And I did mean a "new" Chandler adaptation

    by MooseMalloy

  • May 28, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Gotta agree, blagyver, about Rooney Mara

    by Bobo_Vision

    Something tells me when Fincher was filming the Social Network, he and Mara went back to his trailer and he got it in....then voila, she's starring in his next picture.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    The Swedish version is garbage, sorry!

    by brocknroll

    I saw the Swedish version. If you think the Swedish version is good, then you need to watch it again and read the book at the same time. The original film changed the story around and left too much out. Noomi Rapace made a great Lisbeth Salander but the film was garbage. I loved, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" book and it needs a better film. I think David Fincher's film will be better, the trailer looks great!

  • May 28, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Thoughts on the trailer itself.

    by JTStarkiller

    As an editor, overall I wasn't particularly impressed with that trailer. The song was great, but the constant cuts at the same pace left me very uneasy, unless of course that's what the trailer was designed to do, in which case it succeeded tremendously. I do appreciate trailers that shakes things up a bit (Little Children is one random example), and don't include the typical cliches. Fincher has always been that kind of filmmaker to me, one that I just can't seem to latch onto, but at the same time I respect for his ingenuity.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Rooney Mara's sideboob was Kubrickian

    by Bobo_Vision

  • May 28, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    had to pause the video and rest my eyes for a sec

    by TheJudger

    To much ADHD flash cutting. I cant focus on anoy of the visual information coming at me. Quint had to see it three times in a row for a reason. Worse than shaky cam I got a total flash fuck migraine now. Listen to me now and believe me later, this trailer will cause siezers in some viewers. I bet money on it. Just because the trailers abusive and fucked doesn't the movie will suck. Trailers shouldn't give away the film but they also shouldn't give you a fucking twitching eye strain.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    "We come from the land of the ice and snow..."

    by Zardoz

    Fucking awesome Zepp cover song! Who does it? It's so new, Shazam couldn't identify it for me. This movie looks really good! I love Fincher and the cast is fantastic, so I have high hopes for this adaptation. I've seen the Swedish films and they were great, but there was room for improvement. For one thing, a bigger budget could be a definite plus, and from what I'm seeing here, it definitely is. The best thing about the Swedish films was Noomi Rapace, but as great as she was, she was never quite right as Salander, for me. Rooney Mara really epitomizes the physical qualities of Salander: tiny, waifish and most of all, very young. That was part of the reason why everyone underestimated her: they couldn't understand how this tiny little girl was kicking their asses and running serious game on them. After seeing her small but very effective performance in "The Social Network", I think Mara has the acting chops to really knock this out of the park. I'm really excited about this now. Christmas can't come soon enough this year!

  • May 28, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Great trailer

    by double_l88

    Looks very good, with Daniel Craig, Mara, and Fincher should be great.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    ok second viewing is better

    by TheJudger

    I guess you adjust to it, but the first time was fucking arresting

  • May 28, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    If it's a shot for shot remake

    by estacado1

    Why bother? It's just seems stupid. They even reused the same sets and locations. Pointless.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Zodiac is a tedious shitfest

    by golden tribw

  • May 28, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by KHjLL

    The perfect TRAILER ... The third time around is a charm... THE MILLIEUNIUM TRIOLOGY was a savioury treat...

  • May 28, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Read the books and saw the Swedish flicks

    by dancinggopher01

    and I'm kind of over the Tattoo trilogy. When you see a thousand and one people on the train reading the books, it makes you think they are fantastic. After reading them, you kind of instantly forget them. The only thing that sticks with you is the SPOILER ALERT rape/revenge tattoo. Everything else feels rather bland. Having said that, this trailer was excellent and I will pick it up on Blu when it comes out.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Not a shot for shot remake!

    by Zardoz

    Zaillian has said they've changed the ending. I don't know what that means, but c'mon, do you seriously think David Fucking Fincher is going to do a boring fucking remake? Give me a break!

  • May 28, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I am excited for this.

    by Chang-A-Lang

    I quite enjoyed the original Dragon Tattoo. It's also great to see Fincher take on a gritty project again, even though I really liked Benjamin Button and Social Network. I will be there.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    "Rooney Mara's sideboob was Kubrickian"!

    by Zardoz

    Awesome. Someone should make that their screen name! lol!

  • May 28, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Original was only a poor adaptation in the same way...

    by Jay

    Jaws, Godfather, or Lord Of The Rings were. They cut out the fat and left in only what was important. I'm sorry, but calling the Swedish original a poor adaption is silly. I love the 3 novels, and the original movie not only nailed the characters, but also the mood and settings beautifully. The books have so many subplots and characters that just don't need to be in the movie. They're irrelevant when trying to tell the story in under 3 hours. You can't have an adaption without condensing the novel. The weight of the story relies on Lisbeth and Mikael. It was a wise decision for the movie to not loose focus on that. If you think Finchers adaptation is going to be that much more accurate, than I can't help but think you're going to be disappointed again.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, LOTS of changes in the Swedish films vs. the books...

    by Zardoz

    Mostly in the first film. I wonder if Zaillian's going back to the books or if they're making their own, unique changes to the story?

  • May 28, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Red Band? For what? Side boob and a little blood?

    by Curious_Jorge

    I was expecting to see some full-on boobies. I'm just sayin'.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Rooney looks the way Salander should look

    by double_l88

    In the book she is very small, and very thin. Mara looks perfect.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by sunspot_mike

    I loved the original Swedish movie. I thought the sequels were okay, but the performances and direction of the first one were really spot on. Awesome-looking trailer. I thought Zodiac was good, but a little boring, but The Social Network was just brilliant. Every one of Fincher's movies is worth watching and this source material is so rich that I bet it's gonna make for a cool flick. Karen O and Trent Reznor, I think I just came a little.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    That didn't feel Kubrickian at all

    by D.Vader

    Not until the titles, anyway.

  • May 28, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Is that a nude Rooney Mara?

    by D.Vader

    Are we going to... get a full frontal sex scene with her?

  • I don't understand, when you don't know anything is the practice to just talk out of your ass and say anything? Its going to cover the same points as the original cause they are based on the same book, but even from the quick look we just got its clear that this is NOT a shot for shot remake. And no, they didn't reuse the same locations and sets, with the exception of Stockholm (for obvious reasons) they aren't even filming in the same parts of the country.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Who gives a flying fuck if it's a remake

    by aversiontherapy2

    I don't and it has nothing to do with those pompous arses who think only educated people can watch subtitled films.<br /><br />The Swedish film was ok, not great, and the sequels were poor. There were a couple of good performances within those films, including Rapace's, but she was too old and hard for Salander, who is often described in the books as passing for 14 and looking like an angel despite her makeup/outfit. Mara looks more the part. Whether she can pull the same kind of emotion and intensity to the role we'll have to see.<br /><br />I'm looking forward to it, I think this is the kind of thing Fincher can nail.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Why bother?

    by david starling

    I'm sorry, but the original film does the treatment pretty well (given, there are differences between book and film) - this must be the most redundant remake in history? What does the remake have to prove? Is this for people who are afraid to watch subtitled movies? And does it need Fincher's "touch"? He's done this sort of thing in the past, and progressed to being a director of true talent - Benjamin Button being a perfect example. Dare I say it, but in my opinion a complete waste of Director, money, studio, crew and cast. I await the pointless remake of Mesrine - truncated into one movie - because someone is thick enough, not to realize it was told well enough in the first place.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by fang

    No, it's 'How To Destroy Angels'.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Halfbreedqueen - Zodiac

    by david starling

    Was a superb film, and evidence enough that Fincher has touched upon this genre already, in a way. Zodiac is an accomplished movie. By the way, I am a huge Fincher fan, the only film I couldn't really stomach was The Game, and I'm not sure why either.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The main reason why this movie is being remade for a US version...

    by brocknroll

    I'm tired of all the "Why all the remakes" bullshit. The Lisbeth Salander character was a pretty popular character over in Sweden. This character is so successful overseas. The US Version needs to happen so the Lisbeth Salander character can get known in the US. Seriously, Lisbeth Salander is going to be a huge character in the USA. She'll be very popular here when the US version hits theaters. The remake is not knocking the Swedish version at all as this film is all about bringing Lisbeth to the US. Just my 2cents.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    99 seconds, 108 cuts

    by Garbageman33

    thanks for the epileptic seizure, guys.

  • Alright, try to follow me. In the first three blue degrees of Freemasonry the first degree, the Entered Apprentice, is initiated into the lodge but before he can enter the temple the Guardian, also called the TYLER, has to let him in so to speak. The Tyler guards the door to the temple of the secret society of Freemasonry. A Secret Society of MEN only right? In Fight Club when Meat Loaf and the other candidates or initiates or whatever want to enter the house on Paper Street and become a part of the SECRET SOCIETY of UNDERGROUND BOXING CLUBS the person guarding the door to the house is none other than TYLER DURDEN. Or TYLER the GUARDIAN right? Are we talking about metaphors here? One other quick note. Freemasonry is connected to the Knights Templars who gave us our modern BANKING SYSTEMS if my memory serves me correctly. What was the Fight Club ultimately fighting against at the end of the movie? CREDIT CARD COMPANIES. Put quite simply BANKS. Somebody better do their homework. What's this movie REALLY about? Look, I know I missed a lot of other things but then again, Kong ain't too bright. Maybe Chuck knows.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    It's not a remake it's an adaptation right?!?

    by u.k. star

    I may have missed something but this film is a NEW version of the book NOT a remake, so why are you calling it a remake? Also if people really don't get that films made in English, American films in particular, make a ton more cash than films NOT in English. Millions of people have not seen and NEVER WILL see the Swedish language Millennium trilogy, because it's in a foreign language. Outside of that the fact remains that as good as Dragon tattoo is it leaves some threads out, those threads aren't picked up in movie 2 and more threads are dropped or weakened and by film 3 the whole thing really suffers because so much background wasn't covered before that the third film is much weaker than the books. Also, for all the good work of the first movie it isn't ever really transferred to the screen just how intelligent the character is meant to be. Love the trailer too.

  • ...Draw inspiration sure, but both made for poor books and poor movies. Reminded me of how the Pirates films became too bloated and self indulgent for their own good

  • May 28, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST



    Trent's wife can wail!

  • May 28, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Hornets Nest was good in both forms

    by double_l88

    The last movie was very good as was the book.

  • And that's a good trailer for you. But that is Finchers strong suit. The first trailer fro Social Network was marvelous too.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Now THAT is a teaser

    by amnesiac108

  • May 28, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by stellanskarsgaard

    for shot for shot remakes. What a waste of everyone's fucking time. How hard is it to read subtitles.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Why are most US films, not sub-titled but dubbed

    by DrMorbius

  • May 28, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Zodiac is a great fuckin' movie

    by dukeroberts

    So are Se7en and The Social Network. Benjamin Button and The Game are also pretty damn solid. Don't mess with Fincher.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    The Swedish Version isn't very good.

    by mullymt

    Blomkvist was completely off. He came off as an bumbling fool rather than a manchild with intermittent periods of professional intensity. He looked like a wide-eyed virgin when he was getting laid by Salander. I think Craig is perfect for this role.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    THAT'S how you make a fucking trailer.

    by Ironhelix

    I have no idea what the movie is about, yet I am dying to see it. Whoever cut that deserves a fucking medal.

  • May 28, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    It looks horrible

    by Jymn

    All that green and yellow and orange. Disgusting, filthy and putrid coloring. But that doesn't bother the modern filmgoer who are all color blind. The original burned with one of the greatest, purist white lights, illuminating the screen and the story. Fincher is an untouchable but someone, somewhere will have one day notice his films look like they're filmed in the urinal of hell.

  • May 28, 2011, 6 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    I can read English, so I'm good.

  • ...truly one of America's best filmmakers. "Zodiac" is an American masterpiece. That film blows me away every time I've seen it - and I've seen it 4 times. It should have won Fincher a best director Oscar that year. This looks like balls-out madness - a dark, gritty-as-hell spy movie, and it looks like he didn't even THINK about homogenizing it at all. I wasn't too excited about this, as I've never read the books and I've never seen the Swedish version - I was only looking forward to it because of Fincher - and I wasn't even expecting a trailer for months, as I thought it was still being shot - but after seeing this trailer, it's on my must-see list for this year. Thank God for filmmakers like Fincher.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by Datascream

    Yeah, I am fucking impressed. This is literally all I need to see. My ass will be in a seat when this comes out. I want that track too. Fucking GREAT Zepplin cover!

  • May 28, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Not sure why this needed to be remade...

    by WeylandYutani

    But if anyone had to get their hands on it I suppose Fincher is the right guy for the job as I am sure he will respect the original material. If fact it looks like he has gone back to his own roots with a more "Stan Brakhage" look and feel. Also nice to see Christopher Plummer still working away... that guy is fantastic. I have yet to read the books, for those in the know, are the European films and this American adaption similar in tone to the novels? Also, does anyone know if Fincher is contracted to do the two sequels too?

  • May 28, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    No dasheight, it is ugly looking

    by Jymn

    I've seen Fincher's other movies. They look like shit. All indoor scenes are green and orange. I had to turn off the color in Social Network just so I wouldn't be distracted by the ugly colors. Next to Aranofsky, Fincher has the most limited palette of any director. He robs the impact by dulling the visuals. Try watching any of his movies with the color turned - they're much, much more impactful.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Why are they remaking it? $$$ The books are pretty popular

    by Andy Pandy

    or at least I'm always seeing someone new reading them on the subway. Probably only film geeks saw the original, so there's definitely money to be made from the mainstream American audience.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by moviemaniac-7

    Normally not a fan of these bootlegs things, but this looks like a winner. I liked the first book of the trilogy quite a bit and am a massive Fincher fan. Hopefully they won't be too true to the source material of the next two books. Liked the ideas, but the execution was a bit sloppy.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Kubrickian translates into pretentious for the sake of being so...

    by alienindisguise

    looks like overhyped shit...yet again. Nothing shocking when it comes to this site.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Already looks better than the overrated swedish movies.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Like the British version of Wallander, this proves that some things need to be done by professionals. The second movie (swedish version) in particular was horrendous with a Roger More Bond villain and a former real life street robber turned mainstream celeb (this is true) as a knight in shining armor. Somehow the film made that premise even worse than on paper. Even the books are also fantastically overrated, I bet Fincher can only improve. Oh, yea I'm a swede.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Looks almost EXACTLY like the original.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 28, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Subtitles are clearly not a problem

    by Bang!_Your_Dead

    How many millions of copies of these books sold? Clearly Americans have no problem with reading.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Why would I want to read a movie, that is stupid.

    by Saen

  • May 28, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Swedish version was dissapointing...

    by Sardonic

    This looks much better. And it hardly looks identical.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Do you really need to know anything more to put your butt in a seat?

  • May 28, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Its Fincher, that's why a remake is okay.

    by Rebel Scumb

    And its not really a remake anyways, its another adaptation of the same book. If it was Brett ratner directing this I would agree with all the 'why do we need an english version' tom foolery but its fincher. He's perfect for the material, and the sweedish versions were only so-so anyways the situation with let the right one in was different because the original was pretty much perfect except the cheezy looking cgi cats, but I'll forgive that.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Enough with Reznor

    by pw

    His electronic beeps and crappy sounding guitars were annoying enough in pop music, without us having to suffer it now in movies. He's a poor man's Clint Mansell in my opinion.

  • They're pretty great actually, takes barely no electricity and can warm an entire room if it's pumped up. Also when you turn it on after it being off for awhile, it makes this weird horror movie noise that you just immediately KNOW you've heard like a million times before. It was actually creepy as shit the first time, now I'm used to it though.

  • May 28, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    ...I hope there are more dragons this time.

    by FlickaPoo

  • May 28, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Oh and still "Why do we need a remake" bullshit?

    by phifty2

    Why do we need any movies? It's done. They remade it. Get on with your fucking life or whatever it is you do when not voicing an outcry over a fucking movie being remade.

  • The Shining you dumb fuckhead

  • May 28, 2011, 7 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    I'm an American, read the books, watched the dubbed versions, so....what? You're generalizing the intelligence of a nation based on some guy remaking a movie? Fucking people. So eager to feel superior.

  • May 28, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Funny you say that. I'm reading The Long Goodbye for the second time and was thinking why can't they start making all the Marlowe books into fims again? I know they filmed most of them, some under different titles, but none of them capture the tone and attitude of the books. Aside from the period setting they would be pretty cheap to make depending on the actors they cast.

  • May 28, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by bcom77

    I haven't read the books but have seen the movies which are brilliant. Even though this version has David Fincher and Daniel Craig it's going to have to be pretty tight to beat the originals. Noomi is going to be hard to beat in the lead role as well!

  • May 28, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    WHOAH!! This gotta be the best trailers of the Year

    by Weapon M

    This a well done trailer. Really got me pumped for a movie that I would not have really given a chance. Very artistic and very unique. Great work! Movie might suck but the trailer is Awesome!! I hope the movie is as good as the promotion. Great stuff!

  • May 28, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Stop calling it a remake

    by David Thornton

    I don't think the Swedish film did the novel quite enough justice. I have high hopes for Fincher adaptation of the novel

  • May 28, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    actually might see this. hated the Swedish one.

    by mrgray

    First of all, the "Americans are stupid" rationale for hating remakes is itself stupid. No, there's nothing inherently wrong with subtitles. But yes, film is a visual medium and yes, subtitles distract from the on-screen image. Enough to warrant a remake? Perhaps not. Enough to drag down the quality of a film? Certainly not. BUT the FACT remains that subtitles distract. This has nothing to do with intelligence. If I'm reading a book and a moth is flying around the light by which I read, it's a distraction. Does that make me stupid? No, it doesn't. Not generally, not realistically, and certainly not by the ridiculous rationale that the simple act of reading = intelligence. I know plenty of trolling idiots who can read. They frequent AICN talkbacks. As for the movie itself, I saw the Swedish version and was not impressed. It struck me as a half-baked, been-there done-that serial killer film whose biggest influence was clearly (and ironically, now) the work of David Fincher. I hated the fact that the film had two leads and kept them apart for the majority of the running time. And then when the film finally GETS them together, their dynamic goes down a path that's completely unrealistic and wildly out of character. It was shocking for shock's sake. The way the plot unfolded was predictable and tedious. I really hope that Fincher has taken what was good about the source material and diverged significantly from the film. IF the source material contained anything worth mining. I only saw the film. And it didn't make me want to read the book.

  • ...If you've read the books that's EXACTLY what Salander is supposed to look like. I loved the original actress, but Rooney Mara is actually a better physical fit for the character. I mean Salander didn't just look youthful, she was said to be mistaking for a fourteen year old on many occasions

  • May 28, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    God Damn it..

    by KevinMuller

    That was awesome...This is how trailers should be...I would never have imagined ten years ago that Trent Reznor would become an oscar winning composer...I have never seen the originals or read the books...but this looks fantastic. Rooney Mara's popularity is going to explode when this movie comes out.

  • May 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    This isn't a trailer - it's a short music video.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 28, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    thank God an original trailer for once


    The canned, formulaic hollywood trailers are really becoming tiresome. ya it looks A LOT like the original. I watched the original dubbed version so ya. Seen this already. Maybe it will still be good.

  • May 28, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    freeber, fair enough.

    by BlaGyver

    I'll be upfront and say that I haven't read the books. Not against reading, not uninterested in reading them, I've just had other books on my queue lately. The only Salander I have as a reference point is Noomi Rapace.

  • You shouldn't have to redo a movie that was made 12 months ago just to slightly broaden the audience. That doesn't mean no such remakes are ever worthwhile/successful, but the fact remains they should not be necessary. (LET ME IN is the most egregious example I can think of -- it was a solid movie but it did not improve upon the original in any way and was frankly a less interesting movie despite its inflated budget and recognizable Hollywood cast.)

  • but this could easily be the best version of the material in any form.

  • May 28, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Rooney Mara

    by Two

    The only way Mara will surpass Rapace is if she actually gets a boob job like the character in the book did. That's the kind of "method acting" that girl needs. (Desperately.)

  • May 28, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    hmmm... wow.. that was AWFUL!!!

    by mcgillj

    This coming from a HUGE Fincher fan. I admit.. I did NOT know who he was when Alien 3 came out.. but even then.. I thought.. man.. the guy who made this.. had to have some BALLS to even WANT to film a flick where the HERO dies.. then he did Seven... and The Game.. then Fight Club. I even dug the hell out of The Social Network.. he likes to push technology in his storytelling.. like a DEMENTED (but SANE) George Lucas.. where Lucas claimed way back when the FX were only a "way.. a means of telling a story.. a special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.".. just.. WHO in the world would thing to use CGI for twins in a movie rather than CASTING twins? It was just something to push what COULD be done in a film... same with "Benjamin Button" which I didn't care for.. but.. its NOT a movie you HAD to de-age using CG.. but he did. He's interesting in that regard.. and he looks to get the style from the books down.. but I seriously have my doubts a) the trailer.. who cut this CRAP? It looks like some neo goth noir punk CRAP!!! Elizabeth Saldar.. great character.. but.. the STYLE should be told from the Blomkvist perspective.. I would expect something more along the line of The Shining.. Looooooooooong sweeping views of the island.. ominous music. and just the whole "in your face" feel bad movei? errr.. c'mon.. seriously.. its NOTHING that Dennis Lehane doesn't ALREADY do in his books.. in fact while the first one is really the SHOCKER.. the second and third.. really do seem to run on less and less steam as the "mystery" shifts to Salandar.. who is a MINOR character, even though she is the TITLE character of all 3 books. and Rooney Mara? she was pretty good in "Social Network".. but.. did ANYONE in here see the "Nightmare" remake? yikes.. she was 10X of awful.. and just as awful as EVERY single other "actor" in that.. what I grudgingly refer to as a movie (not even a film). and the whole.. tone down the whole man-whoreish image of Kalle ****ing Blomkvist.. seriously? WHY? I believe the quote was "make him more gentlmanly".. what the hell? I hope the flick rocks.. and with Fincher at the helm.. it has a great chance.. and I actually LIKED the Swedish films.. just overall they did suffer from being tv budget productions.. even if they were really well done ones.. that.. and like I said.. the source material for 2-3 were kinda iffy anyway.. and Larsson passed away as he INTENDED 10 books.. but only completed 3.. and I don't think the "American" audience will accept the guy NOT ending up with the girl in the end..

  • May 28, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Subtitles bad.

    by imagin78

    For all the posters on their holier-than-thou screeds denouncing anyone who can't read subtitles, you are wrong. There is nothing inherently wrong with a subtitled film. I've enjoyed many films that had them. It is always preferable to a dubbed version. However, cinema is a VISUAL medium. It is an art form where you should be appreciating the composition of shots. The nuances of the acting. The stylistic choices of the director. If you have to constantly be looking down at words every five seconds in order to fully comprehend what is going on, you are detracting from the very things that make movies moving.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Really looking forward to it.

    by Conaw

    I liked the Swedish version, but I have a feeling this will be better. It's Fincher. Bad ass teaser. It will put my ass in a seat.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Subtitles aren't that big of a deal unless they're poorly done.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 28, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    to: mrgray

    by mcgillj

    hate to break this to you.. but.. the RELATIONSHIP between Blomkvist and Saladar.. is more or less.. JUST as written in the book... I know there was SOME material shaved out of the second and third books.. but not a heck of alot out of the first... In fact.. if you think that's BAD? The THIRD book.. I don't think the 2 leads.. actually I take that back.. THROUGHOUT the second and THIRD books.. the two leads are NEVER once together.. and are kept apart due to different mechinations of the story (not wanting to spoil those who have not seen/read). I can't even remember.. I THINK they might have a BRIEF reunion at the end of the third book.. but its been a few months ago.. and several books.. I crammed the books and movies in a SHORT span.. but the whole "the two leads are NEVER EVEN together" is a MAJOR element of the Swedish telefilms.. AND of the original source material.. and if Fincher changes it.. well he'd totally change the RELATIONSHIP of the two main characters anyway.. as I said in a previous post, I don't think an American audience would accept a movie about a woman and a man who don't "end up together" in the end.. cause, well hate to spoil.. but they do NOT..

  • May 28, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST

    The only fall/christmas movie I want to see

    by Rindain

    along with possibly MI4. This looks great...I hope we get this trailer in HD soon.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...was the best thing about the original. The film itself was deeply flawed. Fincher will do this properly.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Those calling this a remake...

    by castor778

    Should be smacked in the face with a giant black dildo. Seriously, it's David fuckin' Fincher, do you actually think he'd do a shot for shot remake from a 2nd rate TV director? It's another take on the novel, which looks to be dead on as far as the mood and will likely be a lot darker and grittier whereas the Swedish film only reached that during the rape/revenge subplot. And if you call the Swedish film a masterpiece please insert said black dildo down throat and choke on it, because they can be done far better if you read the books.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    am i the only one that got bored watching the Swedish movie?

    by sunwukong86

    Ive tried to sit through it twice and I just cant finish it. Its just not that interesting. Maybe Fincher can make it interesting

  • ....If Fincher or anyone else makes sequels to the Americain version, I hope they write completely original stories for these great characters to inhabit, not basing any of it on the books. I didn't mind the sex industry and double murder plot of the second book, but the whole of Salanders backstory, and the plot with Salander's father and his henchman, were ridiculous

  • May 28, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    phifty2 --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- over three years ago Clive Owen was announced to play Marlowe in an adaption of the Chandler short story "Trouble is my Business" - with Frank Miller attached to direct early on. Nothing became of it. I think I read about a new television series a couple years ago but can't find anything on it now. I think Owen could pull it off but may be a bit too somber. Dick Powell has been the best physical embodiment of Marlowe yet on screen.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    First of all, why did they remake this?

    by D o o d

    Secondly, what do they mean by "she's coming"...? It's not a horror flick and furthermore, she's driven to her actions towards particular individuals. Sensationalist Hollywood bullshit!

  • May 28, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    The conspiracy storyline in 2 and 3 was ridiculous.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 28, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    I've been working my way through the Marlowe's mysteries (noticed that that's where you got your name from) I hope the Owen versions still materialize, I always hear his voice when I read the books, his narration as dwight in sin city was very marlowesque I thought. Plus Owen is one of the few leading men today with a hard enough look to be the browbeaten down and out type character and be believable.

  • May 28, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Rooney Mara as the lead actress...

    by Paul


  • May 28, 2011, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Somebody mentioned Jaws the book

    by JackieJokeman

    In the book Hooper bangs Brodys wife. Thats strange enough but they also go to dinner and talk about her rape fantasy. Even stranger then after she tells him about the fantasy Hooper asks her if in the fantasy the guy is black. Made me laugh out loud how absurd it is. Its one of those things that is so out of left field that it makes you wonder if its a hang up of the author.

  • Everything comes in pairs...

  • May 28, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    "anyone who liked it is a moron"

    by D.Vader

    That's a moronic statement if I've ever read one.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I like good movies

    by kermit_the_fraud

    and I don't particularly give a gilded fuckbutton whether a good movie is a remake, readaptation, reimagining, reboot, redux, re-release, or re-edit. I'll watch 'em in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, High Elvish, Pig Latin, or whatever-the-fuck-ese. Subtitled, dubbed, silent, horribly ADR' matter. But that's just me and my 2 cents. Please return to any and all 'holier-than-thou' conversation at this time. P.S. I love to read those book things too. And music. I love music. Don't care too much for the ballet.

  • It looks excellent from a technical standpoint, and a good cast. It may well be a very entertaining film, and could be better than the original. But even if all of that is so, let's be honest and admit that the only reason the film exists at all is because most Americans are too stupid to show any interest in or accept a foreign film, whether subtitled or dubbed. Not all Americans, mind you. And I am an American, so I know of what I speak. But the goal here is not art - it's to explot a trendy property and suck as much money from Americans as possible, and if a good film is made along the way, so be it. Such is life, but it is not immune from critique.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The Led Zep cover is terrible

    by kevred

    Come on, who would like that? Lousy stuff. It might have sounded novel sometime in the early 90s. Maybe if your idea of high art is Nickelback or any of the horrible nu-metal garbage of today, but otherwise, no.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    rebel scumb --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- funnily enough I didn't realize that there was ANOTHER "moosemalloy" in the early 00's. I found that out when doing a search and found a review he had written that was posted by Harry. So to whoever the original "moose" was - I apoloqize for usurping your screen name! As to your comments about Marlowe, I heartedly disagree. Marlowe is never described as being "browbeaten" or "down-and-out". He is depicted as being an average man in every respect - perhaps a little taller and stronger, or a little more handsome - but never as a "big lug" type. Remember the stories are set in L.A., not NYC. He dresses pretty sharp.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    fincher fanboys...

    by james_cameron_raped_my_childhood

    ....the original wasn't perfect, but it was a terrific, well made thriller & there's no way anyone can come close to what Noomi did with the Lisbeth character. <p>The sequels had much lower budgets as they were originally slated for TV but I still think they did a decent job. And her brother was a scary bastard, they gotta get him for the new terminator movie. <p> No disrespect to the man, he's supremely talented but this is a waste of his time, the sort of thing that Brett Ratner would do. <p>It's shot-for-shot with great cinematography & better looking actors.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I'm American and loved the Swedish undubbed.

    by Jungle Fish

    I watched all three movies in their original language. They were really quite good. Terribly intriguing the whole way through and skillfully handled. But I'm a lover of film in general, and as such, have nothing but admiration for David Fincher. He's made enough Greats that I can't help but get excited over his interpretation of Lisbeth and her terrible adventures. He's going to knock these films outta the park, if you forgive the sporting parlance.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I feel like you guys don't understand

    by Bass Ackwards

    what the phrase "shot for shot" means.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    He isn't far off from saying Kubrickian. I do remember the Eyes Wide Shut trailer

    by T 1000 xp professional

    having a similar abrupt cutting style and feel with the titles although it obviously wasn't cut as fast.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    How the hell does anyone know this is "shot-for-shot"?

    by D.Vader

  • May 28, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I'm with bass ackwards

    by D.Vader

    Apparently, no one remembers Gus Van Sant's Psycho.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    lol yeah i'd like to know that too

    by T 1000 xp professional

    ..they know a guy...

  • May 28, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Eyes Wide Shut was *nothing* like this trailer

    by D.Vader

    Eyes Wide Shut was centered around one scene- Kidman in the mirror dancing and Cruise coming over to seduce her while she continued staring at herself, all intercut with those Kubrickian titles. That's it. That trailer didn't show nearly as much stuff as this one did, and certainly wasn't cut as quickly either. Kubrickian is simply the wrong adjective for this.

  • May 28, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Worst trailer ever?

    by OgieOglethorpe

    possibly... Love Fincher, I'll see this movie without a doubt, but this trailer is absolute shit.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    This can't POSSIBLY be "The worst trailer ever"

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I didn't hear "IN A WORLD...." a single goddamn time.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Can we just admit that if it wasn't Fincher...

    by Jay

    Most would be blasting this film as a pointless American remake? I personally don't care where the source material comes from. A good film is a good film regardless. But as the recent trailer/thread for "Are you afraid of the dark" remake proves, a simple name will make fanboys fawn over anything.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    This can't POSSIBLY be "The worst trailer ever"

    by D.Vader

    It didn't end with something leaping/flying toward the camera.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Nope....not the worst trailer ever.

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I definitely did NOT hear a single note of SOLSBURY HILL.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Why did they remake this?


    Because it's expected to be a massive hit already. Why do they remake anything. $$$ Plus yeah, the swedish version is a bit tepid, maybe Fincher can take the source material and make a better movie out of it.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    most Americans are dumb because they dont like foreign films?


    lol. A lot of Americans are freakin dumbasses, true. But just because the average joe doesn't like reading subtitles doesn't make them dumb. It's a cultural thing.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Not to mention (Mr ryders_pussy_juice)

    by kermit_the_fraud

    most Americans are dumb because of the pitiful state of American public schools, coupled with a nice fat helping of Jesus. A potent combination that is only made even MORE delicious by the ever-increasing specificity of all forms of entertainment/information that is shovelled out to more and more specific 'focus groups'.'s a downward spiral of stupidity. "I only wants to see/hear/read what I already thinks!"

  • May 28, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome. See the Swedish trilogy, if you haven't...

    by Tristan

    Noomi Rapace fucking OWNED the Swedish trilogy. I'm curious to see what Rooney can bring to the Lisbeth Salander character. This is not a remake, but an American adaptation of the books. I'm sure Fincher was inspired by the films, in some way, but he's certainly showing his style in the trailer. I'm excited. I think Fincher is the perfect director for this and while I'm unsure about Rooney, Daniel Craig is gonna kick ass in his role. For those who haven't seen the Swedish trilogy and are bashing them, please rent them this weekend. Yes, the second and third films are not as good as the first, but Noomi and the rest of the cast do a great job! BTW, I think the cover by Trent and Karen is rad. Soundtrack is gonna be good.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    frank cotton here, with an update on recent events, here in hell. i may have mentioned that i was fired by my local 'papa john's' franchise owner/employer, for trying to help a future crackhead avoid becoming such. well, assholes decided to deny me unemployment, reason given, that i wrote her a, 'romantic' letter. as soon as i can locate a copy, i will post it, and let you decide for yourselves, whether it was or wasn't. what they actually did, to mislead the ESC, was to take something i wrote her out of context (specifically, 'i love you, like god loves you' seeing as i, frank cotton, am god, that is doubly true, but, my point here is, does god, any god, go around hitting on chicks? i think not), essentially LYING, to deny me my lousy $118.00 per week. cocksuckers. so, duly pissed, ol' frank stops by the local office, to inquire as to just what the fuck is up (at that time, first visit, i don't know why, i just know it has been denied). i leave a message, please call me, etc. 2 weeks later, i've heard nothing, have filed an appeal, and go by to ask again. the previous week i had faxed a copy of DOOM.TXT straight to the legal dept. at pj inc, and, the next day, stopped in to drop off a copy to said assholes at the local office, at which point i was told to leave, which i did. so, this second time i stop to inquire about what their problem is (they still want to blame me for the wire-cutting incident, and, all-after is simply fallout from that, i know; i just like fucking with them, because, a) they deserve it, and, b) i can. i plan to sue them for improper dismissal, can't remember the actual term, as soon as my lawyer gets back from vacation). anyways, i'm talking to the ASHLEY chick about the whole deal, and while i'm distracted by her, they call the cops. so, i now have a second degree trespassing charge against me (JOY has declined to file stalking charges, even tho she is being badgered to do so), and am presently wearing a frickin' ANKLE BRACELET, that will go off if i get within fifty feet of any of asshole's stores. which is why i haven't posted anything lately, if anyone actually cares. i will post something later tonight, however, a public service anouncement of sorts. later

  • May 28, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    on topic

    by frank cotton

    i still haven't seen the originals, or read the books. i'm going into these virgin, and will work my way back, thru the originals, and then, the books. currently reading SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, not the old noir, but a cyberpunk version. so far, so good. found it while looking for a used copy of SNOW CRASH, for my under-read, way, way behind, brother.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Again, I repeat, watching a dubbed film...

    by warsinthesun

    is completely acceptable if it's ANIMATED. How can you tout cinema as a visual medium and yet somehow accept dialogue comically coming out of an actors mouth when their lips aren't even moving or vice versa. It's distasteful and crude and will almost always look ridiculous. Leave the dubbing to old kung fu flicks and cartoons. Or if you really want to watch a movie that bad sans subtitles, go learn the fucking language.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    frank cotton

    by Darth_Kong

    Post the letter.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Let's be honest...

    by Na

    Foreign films suck. If they were so great, people would go see them. But they suck, so nobody does. (If the Swedish film did huge American remake amounts of money, there'd be no need to remake it). American films kick ass. It's the only goddamn thing this country exports, so we better do it well. That's why it has to be remade. Americans make everything better. The rest of the world wants to buy our blue jeans, eat our artery-clogging McJunk food, and watch our goddamn movies.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Hey frank cotton...

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, but maybe you should brush up on Greek mythology, as ol' Zeus would pretty much "Lay the Thunder" to just about anything with a vagina. And let us not forget that Yahweh himself was responsible for that 'miraculous conception'. Eh?

  • Um... it's YOU'RE. Just sayin. And get you ged?

  • May 28, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST

    "For all you pervs"

    by D.Vader

    Or for those of you who enjoy the female form.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I am such a pervert.

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I love the boo-bays! I also hold a fondness for the other lady-bits. And I'll take a curvy woman over the beanpoles any day of the week. Jennifer Connelly...I'm looking at you. And I'm crying a single tear for days gone by.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    American remakes

    by rabidbothan

    F'ing relax, people. It's much harder to appreciate the acting in terms of vocal performance when it's in a language you don't understand. Hence why some "foreign" films get better reviews in the states vs their home country (my questionable example being Dead Snow). Some of us appreciate both the originals and the remakes (let the right one in, infernal affairs), which means we win twice. If you get so pissed about us retards in the states, please settle down and return to blaming us for humiliating strauss-Kahn or whatever it is you're pissed about now. Please excuse me now; tis time to watch some German pron without subtitles (because I can't read/too lazy/fat)

  • May 28, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Jennifer Connelly

    by D.Vader

    I fell asleep watching Labyrinth last night. I like the curvy girls, but I'll definitely take a Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley too. I don't discriminate, I like them all.

  • May 28, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I HATE subtitled porn!

    by kermit_the_fraud

  • May 28, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    d.vader, a kindred spirit.

    by kermit_the_fraud

    Please don't misunderstand my PREFERENCE for the more voluptuous as an outright dismissal of the more....petite. But I feel there's still a lady when I can trace those delicate curves. And a ribcage is anything but delicate.

  • May 28, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Completely agree...

    by sushi316

    I enjoyed the books, and only watched the first movie because it wasn't very good. I completly agree that Blomkvist was screwed up in the movie and it came off as him being a bumbling idiot who was either given all his leads by Lisbeth or just fell into things instead of being an intrepid, intuitive reporter/editor in chief of a news magazine. Also, it was hard to see much of Rooney Mara from the fast cuts but she seems to be closer to the look of Lisbeth, just hope she can pull off the attitude, including the part of people thinking she is retarded.

  • May 28, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    How about Salma Hayek in her heyday?

    by D.Vader

    I also like an athletic girl. Though none come to mind at the moment...

  • May 28, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck Europe


    Hollywood is better, especially when talent like Fincher is behind a film. Anyone complaining about this being a remake is tired, and anyone calling the trailer seizure-inducing is old.

  • May 28, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Salma Hayek?

    by kermit_the_fraud

    If I believed in God...that would be all the proof I'd need. Scarlett Johannsen, Kat Dennings, Christina Hendricks....(wipes chin).

  • For his supreme efforts in trolling and general dickheadian behaviour.</p> </p> "The Social Network was fucking terrible and anyone who liked it is a moron." - Mentaldominance</p> </p> Congratulations, Mr Dominance, the above sentence alone was more ironic than that Alanis Morrisette song about irony that doesn't actually contain any irony.</p> </p> As punishment, you must continue in life with your current personality.

  • May 28, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Here is one good reason to remake this:

    by onezeroone

    The original is not available everywhere. I been working all over Asia for past 3 years and most of my colleagues, who are fans of the books, don't even know that swedish version exists. We couldn't find the aforementioned DVDs in most big movie stores or in bootleg market. David Fincher means this will go international in a big way.

  • May 28, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Is that a pierced Ryan Reynolds taking his shirt off again?

    by Julius Dithers

    That guy is ruining every movie. I hope this film does well domestically. The rest of the world already saw this film with Noomi Rapace. Oh wait, doesn't she have a hugely anticipated film coming out at Christmas?

  • May 28, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

    you know what else distracts from the visuals of a movie, even more than subtitles? A whole different set of visuals that have to be there so you don't have to read subtitles.

  • May 28, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST


    by J Mathison

    Sweet dreams of Rooney Mara sideboob tonight!

  • May 29, 2011, midnight CST

    In the "W" pics, Rooney is going for a zombie look.

    by kabong

    Lisbeth Salander is supposed to look tough, not dead. Corpses don't appeal.

  • May 29, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Don't see the point of the remake. . .

    by heyscot

    When Noomi's version came out so recently and she was the motherloving best in it.

  • May 29, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST


    by Red_Cloak

    The trailer is Kubrickian in that it's like the Clockwork Orange trailer; fast cuts of arresting imagery interspersed with rhythmical cuts to text. But the film itself doesn't look particularly like a Kubrick movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    Great to see a non-cookie-cutter approach to this trailer.

    by Laserbrain

    I can barely stand to watch trailers these days. They make every film look exactly the same. Who wants that? It's bad marketing, in my view. Make the film look NOVEL and you'll have a better chance of getting your audience's attention. Good work, trailer dudes.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Looks like a very good remake but...

    by moonlightdrive

    why not use the original Led Zep track? This cover is shit.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Was Let Me In a remake or a reinterpretation of the book?

    by DynamixRo

  • May 29, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST



    You're an idiot...the cover is fantastic.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Is fincher director the second and third films too?

    by bayridgeindahouse

    b/c I hope he can make them even remotely watchable - the first flick was fun but the sequels were the most excruciatingly boring, poorly paced and convoluted pieces of crap Swedish cinema has ever produced

  • May 29, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    frank is a FIGHT CLUB fan. frank, actually worked in a data center, and he is here, now to tell everyone how to cripple one, the easy way. this is one of those, 'gee, i wish i knew how to...', sort of things. are you with me kids? most data centers have raised floors, typically 3 feet, but older ones can have less space than that. how, oh how, can i stop these filthy, capitalist pigs? go to the top floor of said data center, find the stairwell with the fire hose, take the fire hose and either, a) jam it in the HVAC system, and, as water flows downhill, eventually you will flood the raised floors, killing all electronics, or b) if you are in the mood, just start spraying the mainframes directly with the hose. can't say, one way or the other whether you will get electrocuted, but i do suggest wearing fishing waders, and as much other rubber outerwear as possible. alternatively, if you want to shut down a data center permanently, think COBALT magnets, available at your neighborhood RADIO SHACK. very small, they pack a big magnetic wallop, and if you were to, say, superglue a bunch of them to the inside of a mainframe box, or two, etc, it is likely that the average technician would not even notice them, as he would be suspecting some sort of hardware failure. hey! isn't the internet fun! aren't you glad that your tax dollars made it possible? and don't they, the 'ptb', just really, really hateit, right about now?

  • May 29, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    frank is,

    by frank cotton

    just a bit of an, anarchist. he, does not, however, propose a world with, no governance, whatsoever

  • May 29, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    maxcherry, try again. and hey, logic/reason!

    by mrgray

    Distract: to draw or direct (as one's attention) to a different object OR in different directions at the same time. Now Google a map of the human brain. The section that handles reading comprehension is entirely separate from the section that handles visual data. Amazing! Of course we're capable of handling both tasks, BUT you can't deny that one activity overrides the other, even the slightest bit. Your brain's focus is drawn in different directions at the same time. Which is the DEFINITION of distraction. If you asked me whether every foreign film needed an American-language remake, I would answer, "no." If you asked me if there's anything wrong with someone creating an American-language remake of that film, I would again answer, "no". Taking a hyperbolic, insulting stance against the entire country because of one film studio's desire to make a buck off of something popular (which is how this industry works) is silly and only serves to expose whiners for what they are.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:06 a.m. CST

    just give me

    by frank cotton

    a decent english dubbing, please. a whole lot cheaper than refilming a whole motion picture.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Holy shit that looks great!

    by torontoxic

  • This is an adaptation of translation, presumably. If you don't like it, read the original, and the movie tie-in for that, without subtitles.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:14 a.m. CST

    mcgillj: missing the point, maybe?

    by mrgray

    Ignore for a minute the American expectation that opposite-sex leads will form a romantic relationship. What's more problematic for me in the film is that the leads aren't together on screen until VERY late. The first film is largely Blomkvist investigating on his own, then once in a while we get Salander in her scenes. It pissed me off that the movie was expecting me to get invested in either character, especially Salander. Her personal shit didn't seem to have ANYTHING to do with the main thrust of the story, which was the investigation. Then 2/3 of the way through the film the two characters meet up. This might work in a book, where you have the luxury of time. But I didn't think it worked on film.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Remaking films close together is nothing new

    by successor

    <p>Back in 1931 there were two versions of Dracula made. Tod Browning's and a Spanish language version using the same sets! Imagine Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro making two different language adaptations of The Hobbit using the same sets today. Internet geeks would hit the roof. Not to mention an unauthorized adaptation of The Hobbit that violates the copyright of its estate and nearly has all its prints destroyed (Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, 1922).</p> <p>People with no sense of history act like remaking films close together is such a new thing. Yet Hollywood has been doing it all along. Two versions of The Maltese Falcon within ten years of each other. Multiple versions of The Wizard of Oz. The Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven, etc.</p>

  • May 29, 2011, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Fincher is the best director on the planet. This will be worth it.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Sure remakes suck, but this is Fincher, and Fincher is a frackin movie genius.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    I think the sequels were shown on television.


    I don't have any interest in watching them. Liked the first one a lot.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Doesn't this open against Sherlock Holmes 2...

    by Winston Smith

    ...with Noomi Rapace?

  • May 29, 2011, 3:29 a.m. CST

    To the remakes have always been around arguement..

    by Winston Smith

    ...which is one I often use when people start bitching about the "good ol' days," I will say this... never have remakes and franchises SO dominated all of Hollywood as they do now. So I can see why some people get in a tizzy to a point, as back in the day it was more balanced. Hollywood always wanted to make money, but it felt less like Coca Cola at times. And then of course there was that 1967-1975ish period where Hollywood didn't know what the fuck to do, and some of the best mainstream movies ever made were made then. It'll probably happen again, eventually. Who knows, maybe even a few of us talkbackers will be part of the era to come.

  • Yeaaahhh... I'm assuming this was sarcasm, but the foreign film did insanely well. So well that the two DTV sequels ended up getting theatrical releases... here, in America. The first made over 100 mil worldwide. They're making an American version because, hell, Americans go to see shit twice. Ahem Spider-Man.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Enter the Void vibe

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    from that trailer.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Great trailer...

    by Ace of Wands

    ...shit director.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:47 a.m. CST

    That looks fantastic.

    by Rhuragh

    I'm really impressed with what I managed to catch in this trailer. Both rapes are in there (or at least the tattooing in the second rape), and Lisbeth's sexing of Blomkvist. I was really scared that the studio would insist on sanitizing it for a PG-13 release. If that stuff is in there, particularly with the split second shot of Salander's rape, this might actually make an R.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Excuse me.

    by Rhuragh

    There are three rapes, and they show bits and pieces from all of them. Color me impressed. Oh, while I love the original Swedish films, I do not think it is beyond Fincher to make an even better adaptation of the novel (similar to how I feel about Insomnia...the original is great...Nolan's is fan-fucking-tastic).

  • May 29, 2011, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Like the "approaching Auscwitz" feel in the trailer

    by BenBraddock

    Ominous. Looks almost shot-for-shot remake in places. Living in Stockholm, I'm def down for seeing this!

  • May 29, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Just watch the original with subs....

    by Legolars

    "Cinema is a visual medium.... blah blah". FIY, subtitles are visual as well. A visual translation of the spoken word. I'm from Europe and in my country movies aren't dubbed. Everything is subtitled and it never "distracts from the visual experience". IMO, this is an awful trailer. I'm not sure how popular the books are in the states but someone who isn't familiar with the source material won't understand what the hell that was about.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Well, maybe 2012 will have a good movie....

    by aceldama

    Well, either Fincher fucked up filming this movie or fucked up making this trailer. It's really, really bad. Looks like typical Fincher product, but I thoguht for once he wouldn't screw it up. But, nope... he is still batting 1.000 in his career in that regard. I'll concede that it might have to do with me loving the books, but this looks horrible. At least the dragon tattoo itself isn't horrendous like the Swedish version now. This was literally the only movie I gave a damn about this year, and I can say with no hesitation that I have absolutely no interest in it at all anymore. Thanks for ruining 2011 for me Fincher and Quint. God damn, I'm really pissed now.

  • I saw the original three GIRL WITH/WHO in theaters, and it was a modulating boring/frustrating experience, but Noomi Rapace held it together. I suppose Fincher gets to hold it together in the remakes. Is he doing all three, because I'll probably check them out because it's him trying to amplify it. However, if the originals were faithful adaptations of the books, they didn't rock my world.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:24 a.m. CST

    "That had a decidedly 80s feel to it."

    by CodeName

    It felt more 90's. 80's trailers gave away the whole story usually.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:27 a.m. CST

    A visual translation of the spoken word?

    by imagin78

    Defending subtitles as a visual translation of the spoken word is simply asinine. If you're going to go to that level, why even bother having music in films. Simply paste the notes on screen and have us interpret the melody. After all, it would just be a visual translation of the music.

  • May 29, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    the dubbed version is really, very well done


    I recommend it over the subtitles, honestly. I will watch a subtitled movie occasionally, but seriously you cannot give the film's visuals your full attention while reading the subtitles. To claim otherwise is just fucking bullshit. The art and cinematography etc. are some of my favorite things in a film, I really don't like having to focus on the bottom of the screen for a good portion of the movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:01 a.m. CST

    DP is Jeff Cronenweth...

    by SunTzu77

    Son of Jordan Cronenweth. Jeff shot "Fight Club", "The Social Network," etc. I don't really mind the look - it depends on what the DP is trying to accomplish. I also loved the cold and isolated look that Richardson depicted in "Snow Falling on Cedars." <br> <br> As far as the trailer - A. Reznor is a brilliant musician... the film feels dirty like Se7en... the downside is that I've seen the original and I wasn't too impressed with it. I'm not sure how Fincher can turn such a weak piece of source material in something truly great. <br> <br> Fincher should have just purchased the rights to "The Kind One" from Ridley Scott and have filmed it instead.... or "Torso"... that was another interesting project.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:21 a.m. CST

    The swedish original

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Was sterile and sucked all of the butt-clenching out of the book. Can't wait for Fincher's version, with actual balls.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    This can't POSSIBLY be "The worst trailer ever"

    by smackfu

    it didn't contain the phrase 'is about to find out...'.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    I slept with a girl with a dragon tattoo...

    by Rebel Scumb

    covered her whole back hot stuff

  • May 29, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    And what is with this "shot for shot remake" bullshit?

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    That is clearly a different (and far superior) location for the Vanger estate. The Stockholm scenes described (with obnoxious specificity) in the the book also take place in the real Stockholm locations? SHOCKER! This is like bitching because all of the adaptations of A Miracle on 34th St. take place on 34th St.

  • May 29, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    Immigrant Song

    by furnari5

    The song in the trailer is Trent Reznor and Karen O. doing a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song".

  • May 29, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    so it's evedently still set in sweden,

    by Grace_Panda

    is it than fair to assume that the characters will remain Swedish but will be speaking in English with funny ascents???? Why not just transplant the whole thing to the states?

  • May 29, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Face it, Let The Right One In sucked

    by m_prevette

    The movie was staged with all the style and delicacy of a Speed Racer cartoon. It was so hilarious from the beginning, where the fella meets a stranger in BRILLIANTLY LIT WOODS "say there, what is that you're carrying?" " Oh this is just a special chemical which may induce sleep or coma, care to see it up close?" "Oh my yes please! " ... to maybe the single worst scene from any movie in the last 30 years, The Spinning Cat Lady. Yes idiots, the Spinning Cat Lady scene was FUBAR and any director worth his salt would have either reshot or just cut the scene, as it derails the movie with the screamingly funny visuals. BUT as usual, fanboys fap to it since it is...wait for it... SUBTITLED...yes yes, fanboys love subtitled movies, as watching them makes the fanboy feel as if he quite the film connoisseur. So, who gives a shit if the original Dragon Tattoo movie was subtitled, whatever...have you ever considered it just may not have been that good? Fucking idiot fanboys here...Jesus H.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    And mentaldominance is douche of the year

    by m_prevette

    Reading his jerkwad rants is just sad and painful. It must really suck to be such a pathetic excuse for a human. Shame, really

  • May 29, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    The feel bad movie of christmas, worst tagline ever..

    by sunwukong86

    seriously, what genius thought this up?

  • May 29, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    halfbreedqueen2....did you get banned?

    by Bobo_Vision

    Some type of post 0 scuffle?

  • May 29, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Great Trailer...

    by malcolmtuckersdirtymouth

    but I remain to be convinced of the worth of the project. The original Swedish film was incredible. The sequels were poorer though so if Fincher delivers with Tattoo, hopefully he'll stick around for the follow ups and improve on the Swedish TV movie efforts. I suppose Fincher is incapable of making a totally shit movie and Daniel Craig is a great choice for the male lead. Rooney Mara has a lot to do to match up to Noomi Rapace though.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    dioxholster, mostlly to do with the characters really...

    by FreeBeer

    ....Story isn't to original, but the characters are among the most iconic of the past decade

  • May 29, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by Aaron

    I will probably never read the books, and the other movies have been sitting in my queue for months (bad eyes + small TV = no watching movies with subs until problems are remedied). But getting through that trailer is a lot easier with the sound off. That fucking cover of that fucking song is so bad... So, so fucking terrible. I guess juggalos will dig it. It made getting through the trailer a fucking chore. Second time, with the sound off was much better and made the movie look at least watchable. ... I guess. It just looks like another generic, green-filtered fucking thriller movie. Someone said it already, but how can people get invested in this shit? No relatability.

  • ....The last two films sucked, but several hours were cut to shorten them to movie length

  • May 29, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    "Face it, Let The Right One In Sucked." Um, no.

    by FreeBeer

  • May 29, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Why Bother --

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Here's why you bother: Because you have clout, and think you could do a better job. It's called professional and artistic pride. In this case, it's not misplaced. And, sometimes remaking a film for an American audience is necessary if you want that film to be seen, and think the material is worth a broad audience. I've seen the original, and I liked it for what it was: Foreign Cinema. Fincher wants to make an American Movie out of Foreign Cinema. Only time's gonna tell if this was a dumb move or not. But, I have a suspicion that Fincher wanted to do something that reflected his filmmaker's roots. I just hope he finishes this and makes 'Rant' into a film. Would LOVE to see that one. MB

  • May 29, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Wow that trailer was AWESOME

    by AshokForgiven

    I dont get the negative comments here. Great editing, gorgeous visuals, good director, Rooney Mara rocks, can't wait!

  • May 29, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    This wasn't even on my radar, now I want to see it.

    by SID 8.0

    Great Led Zep cover too. Watching when aliens attack on natgeo. Pretty good show.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST


    by AshokForgiven

    Why are you so mad at the trailer, bro? No shirtless shots of Ryan Reynolds?

  • May 29, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    So to do a sadistic book RIGHT this time

    by Turd Furgeson

    They got the guy who made SE7EN..... The Sweedish versions were mediocre at best.. Fincher is going to blow us all away. Top notch cast, big budget, brilliant director.. Have faith. Think of it this way, if Fincher can deliver tension in "The Social Network", you're going to walk away from this one sweating and exhausted..

  • May 29, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace made the original films work so well

    by kafka07

    But I'm convinced Fincher will make the new version work. Normally I'm not all for remakes but very curious for this one.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    And what if Fincher MEANT to present this as a cam trailer

    by Turd Furgeson

    Seems like it's maybe his style.. Theaters usually don't run red band trailers even in front of R Rated movies so what if it's the marketing department who filmed the screen and then uploaded it and that's how we're seeing this for the first time????

  • May 29, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by AshokForgiven

    Of course it didn't do anything for you. There were no stargates or flying spaceships.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    No problem with this being remade or

    by Azby

    'reinterpreted' or whatever. Fincher is a great director and the original lacked momentum. There is a better film to be made from this story, hope Fincher manages t.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Stop with the lazy "subtitle gripe = lazy americans" crap.

    by Boober

    Some of us like to be immersed in the movie without having to split time between the on-screen action and a giant EFFING Kindle. I suppose I could give some kind of retarded, generalized "comeback" for the "Lazy American" comment...something like: "Is this gripe because you resent Americans not putting in 30 hour work weeks and getting 2 MONTHS of vacation a year?"...Meh.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I am officially interested.

    by Veraxus

    At first I thought this would be the most unnecessary remake in the history of film - but having seen that trailer, it seems to really distinguish itself from the original films. And part of me loves comparing different takes on the same material. Dominion, Let Me In/Let the Right One In, and now this... I may actually have to see it.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    For some reason, the originals are catnip to middle aged people.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    The books too. Whenever I would go to a screening I would be the youngest person there by about 15 years.

  • Thank you for saying that. Agreed. It's so obviously nonsense and smacks of people trying to sound smarter than they probably are. If there's anything "Kubrickian" in there, maybe it's the long take up the driveway to the house (but even that's a stretch to call it Kubrickian). I mean, are we just going to start pinning anything cool looking "Kubrickian". Christ, a Tom and Jerry cartoon, in the right context, is Kubrickian.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Oh my god! Why do they keep remaking Shakespear too?

    by beastie

    Weren't the orginal films at the beginning of the 20th century enough? Get over it. I thought this trailer was sick!

  • May 29, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Can you imagine watching a french Inception with english subtitles???

    by ragingfluff

    Yes, I can ... it would just be boring in French

  • May 29, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    doctor_strangepork: If you're gonna use a good Gawker quote

    by beastie

    give them credit and don't act like you're the one being witty.

  • got serious doubts about the choices for the american leads. i'm not thrilled about the original being remade. However, Fincher is so damned good at what he does...

  • May 29, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by palewook

    what kernal do you think the mac os is based on? darwin linux. which comes from a derivative unix kernal known as xnu. just because windows are more apt to be hax'd, it doesn't mean more hats use windows. don't confuse that fact. market saturation of 1 type of o/s creates a bigger school of prey. not skill. being in the flock doesn't make you a carnivore.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ..."got serious doubts about the choices for the american leads" Danial Craig is English.

  • May 29, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Those arn't pillows.. Aahhhhhhhh!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    by UltraTron

    So fucking happy right now that I've never seen the originals- oh well sucks for whoever made it first because Fincher just Edisoned that shit.

  • May 29, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    @palewook-vs-dioxholster on real-life-hackers.

    by Trolle Selander

    Darwin is not based on Linux. They have entirely separate code heritages, although both are kernels for *NIX-style OS designs. And it is spelled kernEl. Spelling it "kernal" is a surefire way to make any serious *NIX hacker want to punch you in the teeth. That said, technical and spelling mistakes aside, the _point_ you're making against dioxholster has merit. I don't personally know any "black-hatters", but I do know quite a few very high-profile, hard-core kernel hackers and a surprising number actually do use Macs as their "workstations". Not going to go into the reasons here, since I've passed tl;dr long ago. In closing, and on topic: Have read first book, watched swedish movie. Book good, movie "meh" with exception for Rapace, who did a _fantastic_ job with the character, even though she was a somewhat strange casting choice for the role. Looking forward to Fincher's adaption, and have faith it will be a better overall movie. Though since I'm a Swede living in the US since a few years back, it's going to be a bit distracting watching supposed "swedes" converse in English...

  • May 29, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    It's called Robotron- NOT Robot Ron!

    by UltraTron

    If you call it Robot Ron one more more time Cecil, I swear I'll kick you in the nards! Sheesh.

  • May 29, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by palewook

    its an american remake, american leads as in the leads in the american version of the movie

  • ...."Beyond Imagination". Terror Beyond Imagination. Wonder Beyond Imagination. Horror Beyond Imagination. Fuck that bullshit. If something is "beyond imagination" then you can't fucking imagine it. And therefore you could never put it on film. The single most stupid ad line in all of movie advertising.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Brilliant Trailer!

    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    But you'd expect nothing less from Fincher. And any film that uses Led Zeppelin is guaranteed of success-well except maybe Sucker Punch. Even so, this looks great.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Se7en

    Fincher IS truly THE MAN.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Shot for shot remake?

    by David Ledford

    Why do people keep calling this a shot for shot remake?? It's another interpretation of the book. Does anyone bother to read anything before they post? It really doesn't matter because you will all go to see it no matter what just so you can bitch about it.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    not a remake my ass

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    it looks almost exactly the same

  • May 29, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Yes, I got banned

    by Winston Smith

    I think. It said the name was "blacklisted." The only thing I did that I think could have done it is on the Super 8 thread I posted first, with an actual comment, then Harry did his post 0 below mine, and then he deleted my post, and I asked why he deleted my post and didn't just put his at the top with webmaster skills if it was so important to him. Never got a reply, but then later saw NAME BLACKLISTED. But I'm not even sure that was it, because my posts asking why he deleted my top post were never deleted themselves. Anyways... to the idea that something is Kubrickian, that's almost a joke. It's like comparing everything to WW2. Very few things are like Kubrick's style, that's why he is Kubrick, because he was unique and made it work for his filmmaking. Ironically, though, I did feel Zodiac had the attention to detail of a Kubrick film, but it still wasn't Kubrickian. Hmm... that's a funny work when you think about it. There Will Be Blood was another film called Kubrickian. Why? Because at the end it has a white bowling alley that's not unlike some of the visuals in 2001? Is that really enough? TWBB was clearly a PTA film, maybe even slightly Coen bros, but NOT a Kubrick film.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    "it looks almost exactly the same"

    by David Ledford

    Yeah looks kinda like that foreign movie with the same name only......better and different.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by palewook

    if you want to believe root is gained from script kiddies running a kit in windows, feel free. A hat in any book or movie using any o/s other than windows is more accurate than what hollywood poops on the screen and labels hacking. mass media tends to fail when it comes to knowing the difference between hacking and haxing. expecting them to understand the difference between script kiddies and hats is probably a lost cause as well. one of the reason dragon tattoo gained a cult following in certain circles.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by David Ledford

    lol I though all hackers had cool looking set-ups like in "Hackers" With flashy graphics and cool big words flashing across the screen. You mean it's just boring looking like linux? Actually I would probably call bullshit more if I saw someone in a movie that is supposed to be a skilled "hacker" running a Windows set-up.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Lisbeth Salander deserves to get known in the U.S.

    by brocknroll

    As I said before, Lisbeth Salander is only known overseas for now, but when this movie hits theaters in the US., that character will be huge here. Rooney Mara as Lisbeth will be all over the covers of magazines, the news, and award shows on TV. Lara Croft and Jason Bourne better watch out.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    halfbreed queen, ditto on the "Kubrickian" thing

    by ragingfluff

    It seems like a nonsense comparison to me (see my post above). They're both technically very proficient filmmakers, but other than the fact that they're both white, American and bearded, I don't see any other point of comparison (unless Fincher is also big into pornography) If anything, it seems like people are trying to lay the groundwork for a "Fincheresque" movement, as if Fincher was the true inheritor of Kubrick's vision (whatever that means) And in any event shouldn't the word be "Kubrickesque"?

  • May 29, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    as you can see from this Kubrick trailer

    by ragingfluff

  • May 29, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    or this one

    by ragingfluff

  • May 29, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    or even this

    by ragingfluff

  • A trilogy of suckage means that I'll be waiting for it to hit the torrents before I spend a penny on this pointless remake of a movie that only came out two years ago. Why is it that Hollywood has to take every decent movie (not GwtDT as I think the original is horribly overrated) made around the world and instantly remake it?!? The Ring, Let the Right One In etc... It's too bad the fucksticks that run Hollywood wouldn't, say, MAKE SOMETHING ORIGINAL that isn't a remake or adaptation of a movie, comic book or old TV show. There are THOUSANDS of great books out there that would make quality movies but since these morons are illiterate, we can expect North American cinema to continue its slide right into the fucking shitter. As for the movie itself, why the FUCK does this have a 100 million dollar budget?!? It’s a serial killer movie for fuck sakes!!! Can we really expect this flick to be as dark, violent and sexual as the original when that much money is on the line which makes the financiers adverse to risk?! Do these people really think they’ll sell 100 million dollars worth of tickets for this? Sad when you consider that last years Black Swan (better than anything Fincher has made in the last decade) only cost about 13 million. I’m also supremely disappointed that David Fincher has made yet another serial killer movie. Se7en was and is his masterpiece while I thought Zodiac was nothing special and, let’s face it, Fincher hasn’t made a truly GREAT movie since Fight Club. Sorry but Panic Room was beneath his talents, Benjamin Button was outright garbage and practically a remake of Forrest Gump while The Social Network simply blew. I think he’s now got his head firmly up his culo as he’s now in his “Kubrick” phase of shooting 100 takes of everything whether he needs to or not. During pre-production of a movie you have a table reading where everyone goes through the script and fine tunes it before going to rehearsal stage to refine the process before shooting. If you’re shooting 100 takes of everything it’s because of either incompetence or being an egomaniacal douchebag that likes to make people jump through your hoops. But then I wouldn’t be surprised if he needed to do at least 100 takes to get anything resembling a decent performance out of Rooney Mara who is, without a doubt, one of the worst fucking actresses working today. She was beyond wretched in that horrible Nightmare on Elm Street remake and couldn’t be any worse in the five minutes she was in The Social Network. Not to mention that she only has ONE facial expression, that of a deer caught in headlights. It’s well known that her family is loaded (her Father is Timothy Christopher Mara, the vice president of player evaluation for the New York Giants) and has been trying to buy her way into Hollywood. Either that or she must be screwing everyone in her path like Olivia Wilde who is another waste of space that has somehow managed to climb the Hollywood ladder despite a complete lack of talent beyond sucking cock. In any case, this movie will be flaming shit as it has been made to capitalize on the inexplicable popularity of the fucking awful original film and its subsequent sequels, all of which are distinctly mediocre. I expect no less from this rehash. Oh and Fincher, STOP WITH THE BROWN COLOR PALETTE as it looks like you've smeared shit on the lens of the camera. Se7en is the ONLY movie you’ve made that looks beautiful and that's because of Darius Khondji 's exquisite cinematography.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Just finished the book and that trailer

    by hallmitchell

    Is smoking hot. Great use of a Led Zep song.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by allouttabubblegum

    Try clockwork orange & full metal jacket not early trailers that kubrick probably was not part of the creative process

  • May 29, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I'm sort of surprised the trailer hasn't been pulled yet.

    by blackwood

    Could be the long weekend, more likely the studio is cool with a bit of good buzz. I bet if folk were flipping their shit about how terrible it was, it would be gone.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by Trolle Selander

    Far, far greater than 1 in 100. You'd be surprised - I know I was. The thing is: 1. Hackers (whether you mean it in the "coder" or the "black-hat" sense) mostly only use the system they're physically typing away at as a "command center" for launching things on other systems. Because of this, all that matters on your "personal" system is that it gives you a comfortable user interface to manage your various tools and terminal sessions, and a fair number of people, hackers included, just LIKE the Mac OSX UI better than anything Linux currently offers. 2. MacOSX, being an UNIX system at its core, will let you compile pretty much every single utility written for Linux or other *NIX systems. OSX does NOT limit you if you're a _programmer_. If you're a *nix coder, you'll feel quite at home in OSX as long as you don't need to write graphical applications for the quarz API. ...and I can't believe I'm letting myself get dragged into this kind of discussion on a MOVIE board. Gah. And for clarity, I'm NOT defending the depictions of black-hat hackery in GWTDT, which from my memory were pretty nonsensical in both the book and the movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    READ THIS - it will save you TIME and MONEY!

    by Jeff Myers

    The first film in the trilogy - sets up an interesting female goth/punkette/emo anti-hero and begins a vaguely interesting premise. Outside of this SINGLE character, everything else is a total YAWN FEST. 2nd Film - Around 2 hours of talking heads boredom - almost NOTHING happens. In the final few minutes a Show Down is set up between the main female character from the first film and a hulking, giant, more than physically capable of ripping her to shreds... but they don't meet! It's a f*cking cliff hanger to the 3rd film. 3rd Film - the hulking giant and the female character ARE KEPT APART for almost the entire length of the movie! Then in the final few minutes they come together to fight! Oh yes! But then... she nails his feet to the floor and arranges for another group of characters to kill him! AND this all happens OFF SCREEN! 3 f*cking film for THAT? Absolutely over-rated BULLSHIT! And the author died with a 4th novel half finished on his PC, or there'd be more of this Euro-Shite. I bought 3 blurays to complete this crap. There just isn't enough material for three novels OR films. IF Fincher makes one movie out of all three novels - THEN it stands a chance of being worthy of its reputation. Otherwise, I beg you - AVOID at all costs.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Bit ironic to compare this to Eyes Wide Shut

    by misterk360

    As Fincher reportedly didn't think much of Kubrick's last film.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    @metaldominance do you actually know anything about Reznor?

    by prof_zoom

    Because your entire post is coming across as really moronic and kinda sad. Unless it was a joke-post, in which case it's brilliant. DJ? Wait, what? When? Rip and sample? It's a cover... do you know what a cover is? like 90% of what Led Zep did was cover stuff, only this time around the cover is actually upfront about being a cover. And I didn't hear any samples in there. Nu-metal? You mean the genre of music that came about 10 years after Trent released an album? No skill, eh? Yeah, I guess those years of being a classically trained pianist took no skill. Because electronic music is all about letting the computer compose the music for you, isn't it? The line about thieving was hilarious because it's in context about a led zep song. Seriously, I don't think you know anything about Trent Reznor, and even less about Jimmy Page. That's the thief you should have a problem with.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Ummm its just OK

    by knowthyself

    Not a fan of the song choice, fast cuts, cheesy giant words or a tag line (Really? The feel bad movie of christmas? Sounds clumsy and amateurish.) None of the elegence of the social network trailers.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Pay no attention to mentaldominance

    by imagin78

    He thinks we all choose to forget about God the second we come out of the womb. I sure know that I make a lot of choices during those moments.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by palewook

    totally agree gwtdt haxing wasn't realistic. out of all the crap we've seen in the movies through the years, gwtdt managed to get in the ballpark. not on the field, its sitting about 500 yards back in foul ball territory, still in the ballpark. which isn't something i'm used to seeing in media. most films and books leave you sighing often and smacking your head at the absurdity passed as coding. the monotony of it probably will never be sexy enough to get a realistic version on the screen or a book. =)

  • May 29, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    to mrgray: part II

    by mcgillj

    not saying that it was a GOOD idea.. in fact I thought the sequel books SUFFERED for the same reason.. while the main character was THINKING about the female character, quite ALOT.. they were NEVER together. Not saying that this isn't something people won't accept.. but just that the movie DID adapt that aspect of the book faithfully.. I am making no judgment as to whether it was a GOOD idea. Honestly though.. I didn't understand HOW Blomkvist was described as this irresistible ladies' man in the book.. then you see the guy in the movie.. and you're like.. hmm.. errrr.. him? Whereas I could MAYBE see Daniel Craig being MORE physically (although.. he's still not quite what I figure.. either but). They are TONING down that aspect, I've read, in the words making him more "gentlemanly".. read: ie no longer a manwhore. so.. while they may bring the 2 characters together for LONGER... cause I seriously doubt the US version will top the running time of the Swedish version.. I would like to see it be a bit more believable.. as much as I actually did (oddly) ENJOY the new Pirates of the Carribean flick (not love.. just enjoyed) the BIGGEST thing that bothered me.. was there was ZERO investment in any of the new characters..

  • May 29, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by spidar40

  • May 29, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Fuck the trolls, not a remake, another take at the book.

    by Twiggystar

    sad sad fucks have nothing to do than be trolling on aicn, I've seen that trailer over 50 times now best trailer fucking ever. I'll see you trolls clapping when this film it's over, then coming here and say "it's a piece of shit" more of the same etc etc

  • May 29, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by David Ledford

    No he obviously knows shit about Reznor or he wouldn't have posted our of his ass.

  • May 29, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Kubrick = cutting to the beat?

    by Ben

    Seriously. Who cuts to the beat anymore? Directors who made their name with mid 90s music videos, apparently. Lame cutting. But it gets your attention. So I guess it's good marketing. But come on guys: Make a good movie. Don't promise a good movie. Fincher knows how to market. Zodiac had an awesome trailer, and Benjamin Button had an amazing trailer. Both movies sucked. But the Social Network (another great trailer) was wonderful. Why? The writer. Fincher doesn't get story (evidence: Somehow Sorkin's action of "the twins lose" becomes a two minute tilt shift lesson. wtf does it have to do with the story? nothing. fincher liked the song and the effect). He's never the reason for his film's success or failure. Either the writing is strong or its not; Fincher's moody shooting strategies have never saved a useless script from oblivion. Hopefully Zaillian pulls it out on this one. Otherwise it's going to be another well-shot, soulless David Fincher Masterpiece.

  • May 29, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Canned Dirty Ape

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I think its more his roles he's shoved into rather than the acting ability. When they need a stone-faced hardass, they get Daniel Craig -- same way they need generic good looking Englishman for a Luc Besson produced flick they get Jason Statham. :) I thought Craig was good in 'The Golden Compass' MB

  • May 29, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...Daniel Craig is the lead, and he is English. it.

  • May 29, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace? Seriously?

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    I don't know if it was her, or whoever directed that mess that was the Holiest of Holies Swedish Version (Apparently), but her performance turned a dangerously retarded timebomb into a lip-biting "silent badass," completely destroying the character.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST


    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    THANK YOU. I haven been bitching about Led Zeppelin's false idol worship forever, all to deaf ears. I think Plant and Page did a fantastic job marketing material that was underground without their glitter and shiny wrapping; but the only thing they were worse at than innovation was crediting the artists they hijacked.

  • thats hilarious. yes, i suppose his family had a piano when he as a kid and he was playing it, but show me some fucking footage of him EVER playing "classical piano"....I bet you can't. Get the fuck off Wikipedia...every argument you posted was copied and pasted right off his page. He has no skill. He just makes noise with synths.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by batman713

    Fincher can do for Mara what Aronofsky did for Portman.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    is this??

    by paul burnett

    bout vampires??, no wait its based on foreign material.. wampyres???

  • I just love how easy people are manipulated into thinking a movie's going to be the best thing ever. As if the entire film is going to be edited like a music video to bad cover songs. I hate trailers and I tend to only watch a few. But if I do see a trailer for a movie I'm anticipating, I tend to remind myself that what I'm watching is merely a marketing add. No more, no less. I can bet you right now most will be disappointed if their expecting what they got in the trailer.

  • May 29, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    I meant more in terms of the way she would blow up at Mick and Dragan, or the tattoo incident as her complete inability to ask for help because of her (possible) Asperger's. That gets cleared up a bit once we learn about Teleborian in the second and third books, but in the first book, I was very much left with the impression of somebody who used violence as a means of communication instead a self-aware badass, which is what the Swedish films gave us.

  • May 29, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    having read all the Reznor criticisms, I watched it again


    I'm a huge Led Zepellin fan. Well I was, I played their songs to death and don't listen to them anymore. I've liked some of NIN's work, mostly listened to the Fragile and the Downward Spiral. Reznor's creative output has been declining ever since, imo. I agree with others who would say that Daft Punk deserved the oscar over Reznor for their Tron soundtrack. That said, I think the song is brilliant. The song is already a classic so Reznor uses the crutch of using a cover song and twists it into his own great creation, NIN style. The pairing with Karen O on this piece pays off beautifully. The editing of the trailer built around the song is great too. "feel bad movie of christmas" is fucking retarded.

  • May 29, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    "Seriously. Who cuts to the beat anymore?"

    by Winston Smith

    Oh David Fincher trailer editors, BARFMAN doesn't like that you cut to the beat. WATCH OUT! Jesus, you guys will bitch about anything. "Who does close-ups anymore? GAWD, so 90s."

  • May 29, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Am I in a minority here...

    by Sithtastic

    when I say the re-make (or adaptation) can stand on its own merits? I saw the Swedish original triology and loved most of it, though the second film remains the weakest for me. That said, the performances were solid and I thought the actors were excellent in their respective parts. That said, this whole story and some of its disturbing content is pratically made for Fincher's taste. I'm usually a big fan of his so no qualms there. Craig in yet another social crusader role (Blomkist works for a progressive newspaper) is a no-brainer, but I am more concerned with the Lisbeth role and how that's going to shake out. So, let me say overall, I am pumped to see this. On one final note, where is it written that something is more artistically acceptable if it's subtitled? Don't mistake this for me coming down on the original language of the story, but there's plenty art in its original language I'd deem awful. It's not that Americans are too dumb or don't like reading subtitles (I in fact prefer to watch films in the original language) but there's a certain faux pretentious baggage that comes wafting off some who believe by default that if a film is foreign it is therefore good and that gets annoying.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Dear bands

    by Granteralus

    Do not cover Led Zeppelin. Ever.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    The Swedish title is "Men Who Hate Women," right? I'm waiting for the book "Men Who Write Books About Men Who Hate Women," and the movie "Men Who Make Movies Based On Books By Men Who Write About Men Who Hate Women." It's like that fucking bumper sticker "Just Another Man Against Violence Against Women." You really feel the need to tell the world that, dude? Overcompensate much? "HEY EVERYBODY, I DON'T USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THINK IT'S WRONG, JUST IN CASE ANYBODY WAS WONDERING. NO? WELL, JUST FOR THE RECORD, I THINK THAT SHIT IS REALLY REALLY FUCKED UP." Count me THE FUCK out. Faced with the choice I'd honestly rather spend my money on the type of pornography these movies claim to be different than. At least that shit isn't afraid of itself.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by Winston Smith

    You've obviously not seen the movie or read the book. MEN WHO HATE WOMEN is a brilliant, bold title that works surprisingly well in the same way THE CUT-WHORE KILLINGS would have worked as a title for Unforgiven. (Give it a second...) If the film counts as feministic propaganda or whatever you think it is, well, then I'd hate to see the alternative. Fucking idiot. Also, I think we should start remaking (er, re-imagining) movies before the first comes out. I mean, wouldn't you like to see a new JOHN CARTER OF MARS this Christmas? And hell, I'd love to see a remake of Elysium by summer 2012. Imagine what they could do with that concept with TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY! It'd be mind blowing.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST


    by Ben

    Fincher cuts all his own trailers - at least the first deliverable to the studio. The first trailer for Benjamin Button was supposed to be a montage set to a version of the Beatles' "Yesterday." The rights were too expensive, and the studio got cold feet dropping too much money on an ad. Cutting to the beat is something that became endemic as music videos rose in prominence - it's an easy and acceptable way to cut a video, because most people only care about the song, and the pretty pictures are just a bonus. Videos don't have to tell a story, or build character, or detail action. Music videos are about mood. The song sets most of the mood and glossy images (cut together any which way) do the rest. Music videos are cut poorly because no one cares if they're cut well. If you're cutting based on an arbitrary external time signature, all you're doing is building mood. You're not paying attention to your footage in a real way - you're appreciating it as eye candy. In a feature, you can usually tell when an editor is young and inexperienced if a lot of the film cuts to the beat of a pop song. This is an ad. It's supposed to sell an attitude. So it's fine that it's cut to the beat. Its attitude ("we're gonna make you our bitch") is really effectively sold. Do you have any idea what the story is about? Any idea who the characters are? What the significance of any of those pretty pictures is? Not if you haven't read the book. Which is probably the point; it's the big anxiety surrounding the production right now. Everyone everywhere knows the story already, so why are they going to pay for it again? So instead of selling the movie, they're selling mood and attitude. Fincher cuts his trailers, but funnily enough, he doesn't cut his final films. Fincher is a marketeer. He's not a storyteller. I like the Dragon Tattoo books, so I'll say it again: let's hope Zaillian wrote the shit out of the script. Cause Fincher sure as hell can't be counted on to bring anything more than attitude and cheesy/edgy pop covers.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Looks like a good way

    by jackofhearts29

    to spoon-feed the book and the original film to an American mall audience. Still... so unnecessary. I want to see the best directors of our time try doing some original screenplays for a change.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I watched the original last night based on this thread

    by Rupee88

    and it was kind of disappointing. Good cinematography and acting but poor plot and story, etc. A lot of contrivances to to move the story along..just weak with plot holes etc. And not original in any way.

  • What cheesy/edgy pop covers is Fincher known for bringing us in his movies?

  • May 29, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Things I have learned from AICN talkbacks:

    by kermit_the_fraud

  • May 29, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Things I have leared part II (now with content!)

    by kermit_the_fraud

    1. David Fincher sucks. 2. Edgar Wright sucks. 3. Spielberg used to be good, but now HE sucks. 4. Christopher Nolan sucks. 5. Zack Snyder sucks. 6. Peter Jackson....mostly sucks. 7. Darren Aronofsky, yep, sucks. 8. Jon Favreau sucks HARD. 9. Joe Johnston sucks. 10. David Lynch WOULD suck if he had a new film coming out soon. 11. Martin Scorsese will probably be sucking any time now. 12. There has not been a good film released in the history of ever and ever. Thank you, AICN talkbacks. I had NO IDEA about any of this stuff. I can sleep well tonight, content in the knowledge that no living film-maker has any talent whatsoever, and the act of ever watching a movie will only end in tears and anger.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Oh....almost forgot....

    by kermit_the_fraud

    Guillermo del Toro loves to ride the suck train. Sam're okay. Congratulations. You did what you could, but Sony fucked you. Matthew watch your ass, 'cause you are SO CLOSE to sucking, you can smell it. Danny Boyle...once Vaughn goes, you won't be far behind. J.J.'ll be making 2 hour PSAs about lens flare in HELL. Quentin would suck if you had an original idea, but your homages are okay.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Kermit, you forgot.

    by imagin78

    You forgot the pretentious, slow way in which Malick studies his sucking.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Looks just like the original

    by Nabster

    Yawn. Who cares about a remake of a two year old movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Yeah this music makes me want to fuck.

    by UltraTron

    You are too old to fuck. And too fat.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    You forgot, "Kubrick was a genius beyond reproach. His name is fun to say. Kubrick. Kubrick. Kuuuuuuubrick. Dude, doesn't it sound weird if you say it enough times?"

  • This is a shot for shot remake of "The Swedish Orgasm For Your Face and Brain," and that Rooney Mara has summarily ruined the character of Lisbeth Salander that 90% of the world has never seen in a movie.

  • May 30, 2011, midnight CST

    Thanks for the reminders.

    by kermit_the_fraud

    I have learned SO MUCH from these boards, it's hard to remember it ALL. I suppose I should just sum it all up: Everything is shit, and I just don't know why I watch movies in the first place. I guess I'm just chasing the dragon of Disney's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (my first memory of a film on the big screen, and the only time I've ever seen that particular film).

  • May 30, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST

    @barfman you have obviously no clue:

    by Jack_North

    this is a TEASER - it IS all about building mood and NOT telling much about the story. "music videos are cut poorly..." what? all of them? WHAT? you have no clue about directing, or why a director should not cut his own films (creative reasons) or often can't do it (mostly an organizational problem) fincher is not a storyteller? you just discredited yourself, man.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Not even the hugest Fincher fan

    by cocolopez

    but this looks badass. I've read the books and saw the original films too. As a huge fan of the books- I can't get enough of this shit- so I say bring it on- and this movie plays to Fincher's strengths- the tone and subject matter recalls arguably his best films- Fight Club, Se7en, and Zodiac. This is the Fincher who can handle a detailed police procedural, dark grit, and hard unflinching violence. And stop with the bitching- Mara looks fucking great in it- and more like Salander's supposed to look according to the books. Craig is more a Hollywood Blomkist- but Craig rocks. This site was once frequented by real movie geeks who knew their shit- now it's mostly crybabies, angry virgins, frustrated Lucas apologists and armchair directors- all sounding like grade A jerkoffs. Fuck you all. I'll be there opening day while most of you will be home surrounded by your Star Wars dolls- wondering why you can't get laid or if you're even heterosexual.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST

    @barfman - re: "the twins lose"

    by Jack_North

    unless you haven't been there, you can't judge every single decision made by a director, especially on location shoots: the team on "social network" had one day to shoot atmosphere and backgrounds during the original race. the closer shots with Hammer/ Pence and others in the boats were shot after that. the tilt-shift look was chosen to conceal this fact, because it is extremely hard to post together daytime images without them looking post-processed. is it brilliant? probably not. is it storytelling: jep.

  • May 30, 2011, 3:10 a.m. CST

    The Swedes should remake the U.S. version.

    by Dennis_Moore

    and back and forth, to and fro. Xerox effect.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Stupid and lazy boy...

    by denzacar

    Stupid AND lazy.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    I don't understand the relevance of the latter half of your post, so I'm only going to reply to the first bit: I tried to read the book, but couldn't get past the wooden, artless style of the English translation, as well as the numerous passages that overdescribe Apple products. So I was actually pretty interested when the Swedish version got a wide US release. "Time to see where the hell that story was going," I said to myself. What I experienced in the Swedish film was leering, by-the-numbers trash masquerading as "hard-hitting, in-your-face feminism." I would never in a million years mistake it for something that has the best interests of women at its heart. Instead, I see a deeply disturbing excuse for the author and filmmakers to revel in the very same misogyny that they (and fans of the series) purport to be condemning via their enthusiasm. I am a feminist. I am also a man. I am not saying this franchise is "feminist proganda," as you bafflingly suggest. I am saying exactly the opposite! It is cynical, misogynistic bullshit hiding under the thinnest possible veneer of progressive politics as an easy way for its creators and fans to lie to themselves about what actually compels them to enjoy it. It's telling that you use UNFORGIVEN as an example, and that you use vividly misogynistic imagery in your unnecessary suggestion of an alternate title--- I love so many things about Clint, but I've always felt that I love them *despite* the fact that he's got some pretty gratuitous rape scenes peppered throughout his film legacy. You, little friend, are the idiot! Happy Memorial Day.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Trent Reznor makes synth noise....

    by MorganLeafy

    Johnny Cash - Hurt. Enough said.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Hacking in GWTDT...

    by SunTzu77

    is about as realistic as the two dolts uploading a virus via a mac in Independence Day.

  • May 30, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    @barryknowles, and other clueless gits with lazy opinions...

    by Neversin

  • May 30, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST


    by SunTzu77

    If you've ever read any interviews with Reznor... he doesn't consider himself "Industrial" or "Goth", etc. He considers himself just... plain ole rock n' roll. His influences as a kid were Queen, Rush, The Cars, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Soft Cell, Prince, Gary Numan, and David Bowie. Reznor has always kept great creative control over his career. He isn't Ministry... he isn't Skinny Puppy... he's beyond labeling... Reznor would do a folkish song like Hurt... then release a Pink Floyd-ish type journey via "The Fragile." He's quite eclectic. I remembered having seen Reznor on Time's "25 Most Influential People" list. <br>,9171,986206-18,00.html <br> "Spin" has already stated Reznor is "the most vital artist in music." I tend to agree. Revolver made a similar statement as well.

  • May 30, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Barfman, re: the twins lose in The Social Network

    by D.Vader

    "wtf does it have to do with the story?" you say? If you were a smarter man, you'd know exactly what impact it has on the story. Then you wouldn't be making idiotic statements as the ones you made above.

  • That I will agree with because I had the exact same thought independently of anyone else. I hadn't read any comparisons to Kubrick before I saw the movie, but that *final* shot of the movie, wide in the bowling alley, centered in the room, with Daniel Day-Lewis delivering his final lines as the music starts and we smash cut to black, felt VERY Kubrick. Its not that the set looks like 2001. I think its the framing, the editing, the music.

  • May 30, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    "Who cuts to the beat anymore?"

    by D.Vader

    Uhhh, everyone?

  • May 30, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Sorry mentaldominance

    by NightArrows

    Let Me In was awesome. I'm sorry you are so angry and jaded. And I'm sorry, this is the stupidest thought put to the forum in a long time: "A subtitle experience is often better than a normal film experience if the film is good." No, it's absolutely not and no amount of your contrived reasoning will ever make it such.

  • May 30, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    @melgibson & @metaldominance

    by prof_zoom

    @melgibsonhatesabunchofpeople I was actually quoting a musician article from the mid-90s. Before the internet. There's also some other interviews out there that mention his love for Chopin. He WAS classically trained. Not for very long, but he was. You do some research. @metaldominance Well, I'm with you on Skinny Puppy being the better band... but neither Puppy nor NIN claim to be industrial. In fact, they get angry when someone pegs them as such. Check out any Cevin Key interview about said topic. Industrial music was pretty much Throbbing Gristle and that's it. No self-respecting band would call themself industrial out of respect to TG. Puppy and NIN are two complete different bands. You can't really compare them. But shitting on one in preference of another is just fucking lame and childish. They both do different things and both have come a long way in 2011. A lot of people shit on Puppy for being too "weird", so it's great that you got an open mind for that kinda stuff... which is why it's friggin' weird you're being so close-minded about Reznor. His Social Network Soundtrack and Ghosts record show a lot of fucking range well past the 90s "industrial-rock" trope that you seem to think he still lives in. Yes, this minute and thirty seconds sounds a little like that... BUT IT'S A MINUTE AND THIRTY SECONDS. Chillax, and wait till the full thing comes out before you poo-poo it. Pretty sure 'Last Rights' could get crapped on based on a 1:30 snippet as well.

  • May 30, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    remake remake REMAKE

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    This looks like a trailer for the Swedish version, only with a green tint to it

  • May 30, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    It's not a remake

    by Tug

    How is it a remake when the Swedish version itself is an adaptation of a book and Fincher's adaptation is said to include sequences from the book which weren't in the Swedish version? If anything I'd say this sounds like a more faithful adaptation. Just because one film version came first and is from overseas doesn't mean it's better, I saw the Swedish version and thought it was just "ok", It was not as great as some people made it out to be. Fincher's version looks grittier and will no doubt be a lot tighter and well paced.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    That trailer made me soil myself.

    by Royston Lodge

    So say we all.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    The real trailer should have the "shakey-cam" of this bootleg.

    by Royston Lodge

    It looks really cool when the titles are shaking like that. The real trailer would look cool if they kept the shakey.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    theorqwithvagrant: Darwin is based on BSD.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm just sayin'...

  • May 30, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Love the Led Zep cover

    by Duck of Death

    But using it to try to liven up a bunch of sedate shots of people walking around in the snow is pretty hilarious.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    duck of death

    by cocolopez

    being that the lyrics go "come to the land of the ice and snow" I'd say it makes pretty good sense.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I guess sometimes they happen. But usually it's disingenuous bullshit.

  • The rest of the world is comfortable consuming American cinema, so why is it we're so insecure about foreign films? The Swedish films were fantastic, but that's not good enough for the American market, is it? No, we need a scene for scene remake to call our own, so middle-America can pretend we own the concept. We've seen this trend before in films like Let The Right One In, Brothers, and The Departed, just to mention a few. I get that subtitles turn American moviegoers off, and audiences can better relate to characters and situations familiar to them. Some degree of cultural insularity is to be expected, of course, but I can't help but fear America's xenophobia is starting to get the better of us. As the soft power of America's cultural influence continues to wane, and our inability to develop original content becomes more and more obvious, no doubt we'll continue to see our best directors reduced to wholesale theft of foreign offerings that far surpass anything we've come up with on our own.

  • It's that the Americans CONTROLLING the distribution of these films are insecure about it. Time and time again it has been proven that subtitled movies with a foreign cast can STILL be big critical and commercial successes (Apocalypto as a recent example). Nonetheless, I still think that the books deserve a much better adaptation than the Swedish one gave, which I found very lackluster. Not horrible, but not nearly as great as a lot of people (including the ones in this thread) are making it out to be. David Fincher is a far superior to director to the dude who made the Swedish one, and it already shows in this trailer alone. Some remakes ARE pointless (Let Me In is a good example). This one is definitely not.

  • May 30, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    Testify, brother! Speak that truth. Hallelujah. SPIN was lame in my day... and my day was The Downward Spiral era. (Overproduced as everything else he's done is, I still think that album's got a great sense of frustrated, pussified menace that Pretty Hate Machine hinted at and Broken laughably overcompensated for. But yeah, everything else the dude's done since, as you say, dickless porno wankery.)

  • May 30, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    "The Swedish films were fantastic"

    by PotSmokinAlien

    LOL, my incorrect friend. But that's not why they're being remade. Here's your answer: MONEY. It is an investment with a guaranteed return. It's just that simple. "If we spend x amount on making this movie and y amount on marketing it, our projections show that we are guaranteed to make > (xy) dollars, IE a profit. Therefore it is worth making." As Vern so memorably said about Transformers 2, if these guys could make as much money with a poster as they could with a movie, they'd never pick up a camera in the first place.

  • May 30, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    reznor is doing the new mission impossible theme

    by UltraTron

  • May 30, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    No camed leak actually,

    by Space

    look again geeks. This is official. How come the sound is perfect? How come is says "MATURE Audiences only" obvious fuck you to all pirates. How about it Quint?

  • May 30, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    This talkback is funny

    by Red_Right_Return

    An example of just about every stereotype can be found here. Stupid Americans. Pompous-ass Euros, and with diox we even have classic racist troll. These forums are meaningless now. It isn't about discussing films as much as being pricks to eachother. By all means, do continue though.

  • May 30, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    ON to the subject at hand...

    by Red_Right_Return

    my belief is this has nothing to do with Americans being stupid and everything to do with the suits in Hollywood being in control of the money. At this time, maybe as a result of this economy, they don't take chances on original ideas. Instead we see countless remakes and sequels, most of them with no sense of lasting story value. There are some good movies being made. Not many though. With the countless good books or scripts out there that are completely original, Johnny Suit in Hollywierd is going to choose the "sure-thing." At least you have a talented director set to direct this book to movie. Also, since this is actually not a remake of the movie, moreso a method to capitalize on the popularity of the books (much like the horrible Twilight movies). Some of the blame goes to audiences. For example: Vampires Suck making more money than Scott Pilgrim on opening weekend. Even if you despise Scott Pilgrim, that is a travesty to any creativity.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    This is what we call a "stealth campaign",

    by Teddy Artery

    although it's not exactly stealthy, is it? The hand-held look and the slight defocusing is all faked because the audio sounds damn near perfect. Credit to Fincher, who probably thought of this.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    Good call! I'm usually the one paranoid enough to notice shit like that ;)

  • May 30, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Mentaldominance sounds like a whiny emo

    by Happyfat73

    Dude... crawl back to your limited-experience hole so you can wallow in your own self-absorbed delusions that the appreciation of artistic expression is objective and nobody gets it except you.</p> </p> Your problem is you that have a melon full of self-righteousness, without even an ounce of self-awareness. That's a bad combination, friendo, come back when you have a clue.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Fincher made one good movie

    by chien_sale

  • May 30, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Another thing is now obvious to me

    by Teddy Artery

    I can see why Fincher wanted to get the female South African rapper from the group Die Antwoord ("The Answer"). The makeup and style for this actress makes her look very much like the rapper girl. Here's what she looks like.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe


  • May 30, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    To the people complaining about the Zeppelin cover...

    by Sardonic

    Please grow up. Look, I love Zeppelin a shitload, they're literally in my top five favorite bands ever and Jimmy Page IS my favorite guitarist ever. But that doesn't mean their music is some holier than thou untouchable divine sacrament. I guarantee that no one involved with this song ever for one second thought, "Hey, let's remake that Immigrant Song, only BETTER." No one is saying that, and no one thinks it (except for some of you, apparently). Seriously, it's just a cover. Music, perhaps more than any art form, is open to interpretation by others. And let's face it, this song goes perfectly with the trailer. The original Immigrant Song definitely would not fit as well; this one has a far darker and more sinister tone, perfect for the film it is attached to. Just relax and take it for what it is, and stop acting like it's some incredible blasphemy. Also, anyone saying this is a shot for shot remake of the Swedish version either hasn't seen the Swedish version, has a very bad memory, or is just plain stupid.

  • May 30, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised this hasn't been done yet, but...

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Here's the american trailer for the original, for all you shot-for-shot-without-seeing-the-movie sorts:

  • As long as people can read, no one is too dumb to read subtitles; people may be too dumb to understand what they're reading but reading is reading. At least be happy that the setting wasn't switched. And also, considering that this is a reinterpretation of the book and not the movie makes it something that people shouldn't complain about. The directoral styles of the original director's and Fincher's are vastly different. If you've seen all of Fincher's thrillers (which I have) than this is certainly in the vain of his work. So maybe Rooney Mara won't compare to Noomi Rapace, but the style of filmmaking makes for a grittier feel. I for one am excited to see Fincher's return to harcore disturbing thriller (as much as I LOVED Social Network). Any way, once it comes out and gets great reviews (which it will), people will stop fuckin' complaining and learn to grow up and deal with shit. Fincher rocks hard when he's dealin' with his film forte.

  • May 30, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Did Skinny Puppy ever write a song as good as Head Like a Hole?


    No. Skinny Puppy is fucking noise-core, they aren't rock. Trent took industrial and made it radio friendly rock. That's how he sold millions of records while Skinny Puppy tours around in a beat up 1976 van. Because their music sucks and no one wants to listen to it. Did they write any songs as good as Fuck You Like an Animal, or Closer? Want me to answer that for you? A lot of NIN's material is mediocre but there's enough material to put together a set list of classic rock songs that pack a crowd bigger than Skinny Puppy could dream of.

  • May 30, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Lazy fucking shit. That's what this trailer is.

    by Bob

    Trent Reznor, why oh why did you fuck up such a perfectly good song? Just use the original. It would have been more effective. Except... that this trailer looks a lot like a rehash of the original movie, except westernized. Something that was clearly NOT necessary. I don't give a fuck about Fincher, he's overrated to say the least. I've watched episodes of CSI that were more compelling than his Zodiac movie, and shorter as well. This smells more like a pure money grab than anything else.

  • May 30, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by David Ledford

    Reznor is a classically trained pianist you fucking tool bag. Now you can stop talking out of your ass fuckhead.

  • Were they subtitled in the U.S.? How much money did they make in the U.S.? Discuss! And I'll just listen.

  • May 30, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Needs more rape

    by GhostDad

  • May 31, 2011, 12:08 a.m. CST

    lol why is there so much Reznor hate here?


    It's almost as bad as the Michael Bay talkbacks. Almost.

  • May 31, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST

    @diox re: computers in the fillm

    by mrgray

    It's a Sony film, so most likely they'll be Sony computers. Sony tries very hard to integrate their electronics into their films. Watch an episode of Hawthorne some time and tell me what kind of personal music device she uses. It's not an iPod, I can tell you that.

  • May 31, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    also, re: Reznor and piano - Youtube it.

    by mrgray

    seriously, people, we all have the internet. fucking use it instead of throwing out baseless accusations.

  • May 31, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    "Took piano lessons as a kid" != "Classically trained pianist."

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    I love 85% of Reznor's body of work, but still... No need to embellish the facts to support a purely subjective opinion. I think "clearly skilled multi-instrumentalist" does him just fine.

  • May 31, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Incredibly overrated trash

    by Suskis

    I watched the original movies and I found them quite below average. The only nice thing is Noomi Rapace. All the rest (acting, pacing, plot, everything) is quite stale. You can tell the "twist" in the 1st movie after 10 minutes. The male main character is a laughable tombeur de femme alter ego of Larsson! This is the most unneeded remake of the year.

  • May 31, 2011, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Yes, people should read more.

    by SunTzu77 <br> <br> "Either way, I learned a great deal from Trent. You know, Trent is a classically-trained pianist. He was a child prodigy on the piano as a kid and it really shows in his approach to songwriting. For him to make such abstract, dark, beautiful music and for it to still be powerful, it's amazing. That's what I wanted."

  • May 31, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Fricken awesome, diggin' the NIN 'Seven' vibe

    by KillaKane

    Finch is the man, relieved that he's not strayed to far from the setting and events of the book (and the native film adaptation). Looking forward to this.

  • May 31, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    "Feel Bad Movie of Christmas' was good... everything else, meh.

    by Knuckleface

    Hailing itself as the 'Feel Bad Movie of Christmas' was an amazing and creative idea. The rest of the trailer was nothing special. I'm very doubtful about Mara Rooney. Also, slightly OT, The Social Network was Fincher's worst film. I worked in a movie theatre over Christmas and I had to watch Social Network a hundred times, it doesn't hold up to repeat viewing at all. I think Zuckerberg should sue for defamation of character.

  • May 31, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST


    by jivetalkin1

    this is pretty lame for Fincher. Almost a scene for scene remake? really?

  • May 31, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    The ultimate PLANT!!! Suckers!

    by xpostfacto

    Am I the only one not suckered in to this "leak". This is clearly a carefully orchestrated marketing move. The pic is too clear and the sound too good for the average cam. Brilliant, but orchestrated. If you seach Google, there are already 5 million pages referring to this trailer. Compare that to an average Quicktime release. Good trailer, too.

  • May 31, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    @xpostfacto You beat me to it....

    by v3d

    Agreed. Definitely guerilla marketing. Something Rise of the Planet of the Apes could use.

  • May 31, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace is the only Lisabeth Salander

    by Nico Toscani

    She's what made the original movies worth watching.

  • May 31, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Fake trailer

    by SloPoke23

    Exposed as a fake trailer

  • May 31, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome but ultimately I must ask...

    by donkingkong


  • May 31, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Psst... you can like NIN and Nitzer Ebb and Skinny Puppy

    by rev_skarekroe

    And Abba and Fleet Foxes and Led Zeppelin and Throbbing Gristle and The Beatles and Sunn O))) and whatever else you care to mention. Because, and I know this will be a shock to some of you, taste is subjective.

  • May 31, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    @sardonic re: Led Zep cover

    by kevred

    I don't think Led Zep's catalog is sacred and untouchable. Their own work was a spectacularly creative and inspired evolution of genres that came before them, so using them as inspiration or raw material is in harmony with their own approach. I just think this new cover sounds like crap. It sounds like two talented people going through the motions in a tired exercise of style over substance. And it just sounds bad to me sonically - noise and volume covering up a lack of anything interesting going on. They're talented performers, but this is a tired commercial cash grab. Which is fine, in a sense, but not immune from critique.

  • May 31, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    @slopoke23 re: "fake"

    by kevred

    The story you link to, and the original story that it's quoting, don't suggest the trailer itself is a fake - they suggest the 'bootleg recording from a movie screen' is fake. In other words, that the 'secret, unauthorized taping' of this trailer is a put-on, staged by the studio, to generate viral buzz. That would presumably make it a genuine trailer, but one which has been "leaked" to the world very intentionally by the studio, using a faked-bootleg look.

  • Guess what? The original books were written in Swedish. If you read them in English, you read a remake of the books. Also, I haven't seen them but everyone I know who HAS seen the originals say that they were 'ok'. It's not like Fincher (a filmmaking juggernaut who crafts films that will be remembered for all time) is remaking Wizard of Oz or Casablanca...

  • May 31, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Every other song by Led Zepplin is an uncredited cover

    by Nabster

    Of some blues or folk song. Zeppelin were the biggest thieves in all of rock history. That's why they were despised by American and British press. Hell, even rolling stone gave them bad reviews for every single album of theirs due to their theft. So please don't you dare argue their music is sacred.

  • May 31, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE...? IT'S GONE!?!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Sony removed their FAKE bootlegged trailer? WHY!?!? Most people were okay with it. It was working. It was rocking! " longer available due to a COPYRIGHT CLAIM..."? Come on, Sony! We know it's a fake, viral trailer release. AND we're okay with it! You're not fooling anybody. Stop being a stick in the mud, guys.

  • May 31, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST



    That link doesn't expose anything, it's just a random blogger. Want a reason for why it may have taken them so long to gag it? It's a holiday. Lawyers need some time off too. With that said, I too think it's probably a fake leak, but I see no definitive proof.

  • driving badass beat derived from the very gods of rock and roll themselves. Anyone know where I can find it

  • May 31, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Note to Sony:

    by UltraTron

    You might want to leak that thing everywhere you fucking can because I had zero fucking interest until now.

  • poetical bullshit? It's like every one of them is a song that doesn't rhyme or have any flow.

  • June 1, 2011, 4:52 a.m. CST

    It's a faaaaaaake!

    by GhostDad

  • June 1, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Green band trailer

    by salinacj