Thursday, 2 June 2011

Evil Shall With Evil Be Expelled

Well, yet another release from the Fincher house, below is the first glimpse of the new The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo poster which has been released on The Playlist via the IndieWire blog network. Let’s see if it ticks all the relevant boxes for the feel-bad movie of Christmas…..Dark? Check. Dingy? Check. Moody? Check. Noirish? Check. A-listers? Check. Looks like Fincher has been through the required checklist for a Christmas thriller before releasing this teaser. Although the original Swedish versions of the books were ace, I’m still excited by the prospect of seeing Lisbeth Salander (albeit a new incarnation) on the big screen.


  1. When I first heard a Hollywood remake was in the works I was mildly disappointed that more of us Americans can't just really fall in love with such a delicious import as is.

    But now? With Fincher? And the knock-it-out-of-the-park-pure-movie-making craftsmanship of Social Network? I don't want to get my hopes up too much too soon but I am also very excited. After seeing the trailer, with the shockingly gripping and surprisingly appropriate cover of Immigrant Song by Trent Reznor et. al., I am now betting that Fincher's going to do a brilliant job with what could be otherwise be teed up as just another ho-hum financially-driven production of mainstream Hollywood schlock.

    Happen to be here in Sweden now with a Swedish friend who explained that folks here are pleasantly amused to see this piece of their own culture making such a mainstream splash in the states when the pipeline's been pumping so heavily in the other direction for so long.

  2. Thanks for your comments Sangjun - good to see you here.
    I have to agree with you, since hearing about the new (US) version of the book, I've gone from anger to mild displeasure, slight irritation, discreetly looking forward to it, and now with keen anticipation. Okay, it will likely not live up to Oplev's fantastic rendition, but still, it looks pretty awesome, and Fincher doesn't like to displease.
    It's great that Sweden has created such a powerhouse with these books and films. No surprise after the brilliant Wallander and new series The Killing.

  3. Do you watch the new version?