June 15, 2011 by Vinnie Leduc
When I first watched this on the big screen before X-Men: First Class, the ensuing goosebumps (and rapid-fire cuts) meant I had to look it up online later. But with the chaos that was E3 last week, I didn’t have time till now.
Already adapted into a thrilling Swedish-language film trilogy, Stieg Larsson’s international literary sensation The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will get its English-language go-around in theaters via director David Fincher, who’s collected Oscar nominations for his last two films, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network, but is probably more well known for Seven and Fight Club (personally, I like all of his films).
The adapted screenplay is written by Steven Zaillian, who won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Schindler’s List, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Gangs of New York, and also penned American Gangster. Trent Reznor, who won an Oscar earlier this year for Best Original Score for his electrifying The Social Network score, is again collaborating with Fincher and provides the chilling cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” in this trailer.