You know the anticipation is high for a movie when people start pirating the trailers.
This shaky-cam version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trailer hit the ‘net on Saturday, and we love it. It gives us our first glimpse of Rooney Mara — who most know as the snarky girl-next-door type in “The Social Network” and “The Nightmare On Elm Street” remake — as badass P.I. Lisbeth Salander, our anti-heroine with the tragic past.
Note, it’s the red band trailer, but unlike most trailers marked with the “mature audiences only” stripe, it won’t shock your boss or your grandmother with curse words or frank sex talk. It’s a dark, disturbing story, but the trailer’s most R-rated moment is a brief shot of obscured nudity.
The trailer is set to Trent Reznor and Karen O’s collaborative cover of “Immigrant Song,” by Led Zeppelin, of course, and if you know the book well, you’ll be able to spot key scenes (in chronological order) in the brief barrage of shots we see.
Weigh in, book fans. Is this trailer enough to instill confidence in Mara, or are you reserving judgment? Will you be lining up at the box office to see the self-proclaimed “feel bad movie of Christmas”?
UPDATE: An official (and slightly more safe-for-work) trailer has now been released.