I am a huge aficionado of dark, mysterious, stylish thrillers in which we get to see a character who is lost or trapped in a situation, impossible to crawl out from in real life. When it comes to dark, stylish films the only filmmaker that should come to your mind is Mr. David Fincher, whose credit includes, The Game (1997), The Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), and The Social Network (2010). Mr. Fincher has received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network, the film which also won him the Golden Globe and BAFTA for best director.
Mentioning the list of his masterpieces above is the reason we are all looking forward to his next film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on an award winning crime novel and locked room mystery by Swedish author and journalist, Stieg Larsson. This is the second film based on the novel of the same name; the first film was the 2009 Swedish-language adaptation. This English version is written by Steve Zaillian, and stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer.
A new stylish and dark poster has just released, which you can see above is the difinition of how Mr. Fincher makes his films. And, what kind of characters and conflicts excites him. This latest one sheet shows a silhouette and the tagline “What is hidden in the snow comes forth in the thaw.” Daniel Craig is also seen front and center, set against Mara’s spiky hair and various foliage.
Official film synopsis:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens on December 21, 2011.