girl with the dragon tattoo poster 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' poster: No dragon tattoo, but lots of Rooney MaraThe tagline isn’t as good as the one in the trailer, but the poster for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is pretty arresting nonetheless.

The black-and-white image shows us a whole lot of Rooney Mara, who plays the title character in David Fincher‘s movie, which is based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson. The dragon tattoo isn’t apparent — it’s described in the book as being on Lisbeth Salander’s left shoulder blade — but pretty much all of her torso is.

Daniel Craig, who plays Mikael Blomkvist in the film, provides the only cover for Mara’s upper body in the stark black-and-white poster, which has the tagline “Evil shall with evil be expelled.” That’s not quite as catchy as “the feel-bad movie of Christmas,” but it’s good and foreboding.

As the poster says, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” opens on Dec. 21.

Posted by:Rick Porter