by Sterling Wong
The buzz for December’s much anticipated "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” film adaptation is slowly but surely building. First came the kickass teaser trailer released at the beginning of summer with its memorable tagline, “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas”.
And today, via the film’s official website, comes character profiles for 18 characters, including, of course, ones for Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara’s Lisbeth Salander. We also get a sneak preview of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s score for the film.
Lisbeth, according to her profile, is “pale and anorexic-looking and all but mute [and] she radiates hostility.” But “her eyes, all but lost in heavy black make-up, hint at the hurt and vulnerability inside.” Craig’s Bomkvist, meanwhile, is “just a financial reporter who works hard” and is “unprepared for what actually awaits him.”
While browsing the character bios on the site, make sure you don’t have your speakers on mute, because on autoplay is a sampling of Reznor and Ross’s film score. Reznor and Ross last collaborated with “Dragon Tattoo” director David Fincher on the brilliant score of last fall’s “The Social Network,” so expectations are high for this project, and the duo doesn’t disappoint.
The seven-minute long sample track, played on a loop as you browse the site, is minimal and evocative, and pretty darn eerie-sounding. In other words, perfect for what should be a dark, unsettling thriller. And we know from the teaser trailer that Reznor and Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O worked on an impossibly cool cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” for the movie. So if we go by what we’ve heard so far and seen so far, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” looks like it will more than live up to the hype.
Can Christmas come already?
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