An eight-minute trailer for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" has been unleashed during the special screening of "Straw Dogs" in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, September 14. The trailer features original score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with the characters speaking in Swedish accents.
It opens with Christopher Plummer's Henrik Vanger speaking to someone on the phone about a package he received, which is a pressed flower on a white background in a glass case. Then there's a meeting between Rooney Mara's Lisbeth Salander with Goran Visnjic's Dragan Armansky and Steven Berkoff's Dirch Frode. During the chat, Lisbeth mentions the relationship between Daniel Craig's Mikael Blomkvist and his editor, Robin Wright's Erika Berger.
In the next scene, Mikael is seen going to the Vanger Estate where a murder of Moa Gerpendal's Harriet took place. Henrik believes that someone in the family is responsible for the crime. He says that Harriet used to send him a pressed flower every year for his birthday and as he turns on the light of his room, the wall is all covered with pressed flowers.
Then the video rolls back to the moment when Harriet was killed. Young Henrik is seen sitting in a parlor with some men when Harriet arrives and asks to talk to him, but he refuses. Henrik then recalls an accident on a bridge that has made everyone go frenzy. Later, when the Vangers gather for dinner, Henrik notices that Harriet isn't at the table. In the following days, it is announced that Harriet is dead.
The trailer also features several interviews conducted by Mikael. He is seen talking to Henrik, Henrik's nephew Martin, detective Morell who searched for Harriet when she was missing, and Anita who is one of Henrik's nieces. In the following scene, Mikael is seen doing some investigations on the case.
At the end of the trailer, Mikael and Lisbeth are seen having a meeting. The former tells the latter that he knows she's been investigating him. He then asks her to team up with him to resolve the Vanger case. He shows her all the evidences he's got on a table, but she stands up and just walks out of the room. As Mikael tells her that they need to go over everything, Lisbeth says that she's already got it all and that she has a photographic memory.
Serving as an English-language remake to a Swedish film of the same title, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is directed by David Fincher with Steven Zaillian penning the script. The film is projected to come out in the U.S. on December 21, 2011.