The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has had an interesting advertising campaign thus far, with its racy trailers and what not. However, this latest viral video doesn’t include simulated rape, Rooney Mara topless or anything provocative. It is, however, the event that kickstarted a mystery that would continue for more than 40 years.
If you don’t already know about Steig Larsson’s novel or the original film starring Noomi Rapace, here’s the lowdown for David Fincher’s American adaptation. Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), the former CEO of Vanger Enterprises hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) to investigate the death of his niece Harriet forty years ago in what appeared to be an accident. But Vanger is the recipient of yearly gifts that he believes are taunts from her killer. He teams Blomkvist with a master computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) to crack the cold case.
This video from the unofficial Dragon Tattoo web site MouthTapedShut below doesn’t have any sound, but it is a drive-by account of the bridge accident that occurred on the island the day Harriet Vagner went missing.
And just when you thought director David Fincher and Sony Pictures were on the same page, after all the kudos they received with last year’s Social Network, comes word that the two aren’t seeing eye on eye on running times. According to The Playlist, Fincher has a three-hour cut of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but Sony wants it no longer than 140 minutes. If the feud continues to intensify it could lead to Fincher’s decision on whether he stays on board to direct the other two books in the Millennium Trilogy. Look for uber producer Scott Rudin to step in to help quell the situation if need be.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens in theaters on December 21st.
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