Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Coming Soon: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Trailer

Making it's rounds around the internet these days is the new trailer for David Fincher's upcoming remake to the hit book trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

The trailer has had both negative and positive reactions from fans and audiences alike. Nobody knows what the finished film will be like, but it's very indicative of the style David Fincher is going for.

Positive point: It looks like a return to the gritty crime mystery genre that Fincher helped redefine in the 90's with "Se7en"(1995). After "Se7en" came out, every crime film for the next decade ripped-off the look from Fincher's masterwork. It seems as if he has brought about a simliar style with this film. Fincher could be the one to redefine and bring back that gritty feel to the crime thrillers of today. And, what better source material to draw from than a renowned triolgy of thriller novels.

Point to worry: While Fincher and crew have maintained that they will be faithful to the original source material, they have said that the third act of the picture will defer radically from the source material's original ending. This may come as cause for readers and audiences to be worried about Hollywood bastardizing another foreign book adaptation. Just keep in mind though that the last time Fincher changed the ending to great source material was in 1999's "Fight Club." Fight Club radically altered the ending, to which even the "Fight Club" author, Chuck Palnnuk, had claimed that he preferred the film's ending to his own. If Fincher can do the same for this great gritty source material, we are all in for a great experience come Christmas Time!

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