8-Minute Trailer for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Released, Reznor Gives Away Tracks from Soundtrack
12.02.11 by Chris
Remember that memorizing debut trailer from David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earlier this year? Remember that pulse-pounding awesome cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" done by Trent Reznor?
Well, we now have an 8-MINUTE trailer of the highly anticipated movie and the soundtrack is now available on pre-order from iTunes with "Immigrant Song" available for purchase. And if that wasn't enough, Mr. Reznor has been kind enough to release tracks from the mind-boggling three-hour, 39-track soundtrack that he and Atticus Ross spent 14 months working on (the duo nabbed an Oscar for Best Original Score for The Social Network).
For those uninitiated (who haven't read Stieg Larsson's mega-best seller), the new trailer takes its time to set up the premise and properly introduce the main characters. Now everyone should know exactly what to expect when they see the movie when it opens Dec. 21. On the surface, it looks to be a classic, locked room mystery; but those who have read the books or seen the Swedish movies know that's not the case. Be forewarned, this movie looks to be as graphic, if not more so, than the book. Reznor also noted that he and Ross scored the trailer separately from the movie.
To tie you over until the movie's release, you can download a free six-track, 35-minute sampler of Reznor and Atticus's soundtrack. You can pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes (a steal at $11.99 for a 39-track album). You can also order the soundtrack in HD digital format for $14. For audiophiles, you can plunk down $300 for a deluxe edition that comes out Feb. 6 (more than a month after the movie's release). For three Benjamins, you get the album on six vinyls, a deluxe book package, an 8GB metal razor blade USB pendant (inspired by Lisbeth's razor blade necklace) that contains the soundtrack in high-fidelity 96K audio, along with autographs from Reznor and Ross. Sometime to put on your Christmas list.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was adapted by Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, Schindler's List) and stars Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård and Robin Wright.