Update: The leaked red band trailer has been pulled, but the U.S. green band trailer has magically appeared instead.
Update #2: The official trailer is now online in HD over at Apple.
If you happened to see The Hangover Part II over the weekend, I’m sorry you had to sit through that, but if you’re lucky you may have also been able to catch the very first teaser trailer for David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the big screen. Much like The Muppets last week, they still haven’t released the trailer online, however a bootleg version has been making the rounds and the quality is actually pretty decent. Considering that it hasn’t been pulled off YouTube yet, I can only assume that it was leaked on purpose, or at the very least, that Sony approves. And thank god for that, because what a fantastic trailer it is.
David Fincher comes from a music video background, and while I don’t know how involved he was in the editing of this trailer, it certainly feels like one long music video. Set to a blistering cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by Trent Reznor and Karen O., it has all the punk rock style, attitude and energy that one would expect from Lisbeth Salander. I also can’t get enough of giant, oversized titles that take up the whole screen (see: Hanna, Enter the Void, Funny Games). Does the trailer tell us anything about how Rooney Mara will be in the lead role? Not really. But it does tell us that David Fincher won’t be holding anything back. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hits theatres on December 23rd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.