Sony has released a new trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of the popular Stieg Larsson novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The film stars Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander, a young hacker with a dark secret who investigates the Vanger family with disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig). The new trailer is almost four minutes long and goes in depth explaining the plot and introducing the characters. However, it doesn’t have the kick of the teaser trailer and it doesn’t change my feeling that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is weak source material. The only thing that’s really keeping me hooked is Fincher. I like the look of the film and I’m interested to see how Mara will take on such a popular character, but I continue to wonder if Fincher and screenwriter Steven Zaillian have found a way to make the story compelling.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and click here to read the description of the eight-minute version. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer, and Joely Richardson. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens December 21.
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Here’s the synopsis for Larsson’s book:
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption. [Amazon]