‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ trailer offers tease of Trent Reznor soundtrack

A sloppy bootlegged collection of clips or a clever piece of guerrilla marketing from Columbia Pictures?

That’s the question being posed this week as a purported “teaser trailer” from David Fincher’s upcoming “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” noirfest makes the rounds online.

But folks are swearing that the jittery red-band footage is legit, and just the sort of viral hackery that its protagonist Lisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara, opposite Daniel Craig, in this American version of novelist Stieg Larsson’s brilliant Swedish trilogy) would perform with wicked stealth.

If we need to tell you the computer-whiz-helps-wrongly-convicted-journalist plot, you’ve truly been asleep at the pop-culture switch for the past two years.

But here’s the most intriguing part. The trailer offers a glimpse into the Trent Reznor-composed soundtrack, via a pulsating industrial updating of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” Featuring, on vocals, a banshee-volumed Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs renown, hitting every star-screaming Robert Plant note from the propulsive original. And if you’re still reeling from witnessing Reznor, in a pricey suit, stalk up to the podium to accept his soundtrack Oscar this year (for Fincher’s “The Social Network”), then your jaw will scrape the floor when you hear what he and O are up to now.

“Blown away by the response to the Dragon Tattoo red band trailer,” Reznor just tweeted. “Please try to see a real version in a theater if you can … we designed the sound for an in-theater experience.”

For more information, visit www.nin.com.

artsBackstage PassDavid FincherPop Music & JazzThe Social Network

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police officers speak with people while responding to a call outside a market on Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SFPD makes the case for more officers, citing Walgreens video

Most of us have seen the video. It shows a man filling… Continue reading

A 14-Mission Muni bus heads down Mission Street near Yerba Buena Gardens. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Pandemic experiments morph into long-term solutions for SF transit agency

The streets of San Francisco became real-time laboratories for The City’s public… Continue reading

NO CONNECTION TO SERVER:
Unable to connect to GPS server ‘blackpress.newsengin.com’
Debate reignites over San Francisco’s first public bank

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, momentum was building for San Francisco to… Continue reading

Apprenticeship instructor Mike Miller, center, demonstrates how to set up a theodolite, a hyper-sensitive angle measuring device, for apprentices Daniel Rivas, left, Ivan Aguilar, right, and Quetzalcoatl Orta, far right, at the Ironworkers Local Union 377 training center in Benicia on June 10, 2021. (Courtesy Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)
California’s affordable housing crisis: Are labor union requirements in the way?

By Manuela Tobias CalMatters California lawmakers introduced several bills this year that… Continue reading

Mayor London Breed spoke at the reopening of the San Francisco Public Library main branch on April 20. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)
SF reopening more libraries through the summer

After a handful of San Francisco public libraries reopened last month for… Continue reading

Most Read