Daniel Craig‘s Mikael Blomkvist may be the protagonist of David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but just as the title suggests, it’s Rooney Mara as mysterious, tough-as-nails Lisbeth Salander who’s the real draw of the story. A new extended TV spot for the thriller wisely puts the computer hacker front and center, establishing her fierce badassery before Craig’s character comes along to pull her into the actual plot. Watch the video after the jump.

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Here’s another project announced at the American Film Market this week: Dead Man Down is an action thriller that will see Noomi Rapace working again with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev. Colin Farrell is signing on as well, for a film that is being sold as a “thrilling tale of vengeance.” Read More »

Is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo this year’s Black Swan? Last year, the gorgeous ballet costumes of Darren Aronofsky’s launched a thousand glossy fashion spreads and dance-inspired outfits; this year, it’s David Fincher’s crime thriller that seems to inspiring trends. Star Rooney Mara recently appeared on the cover of Vogue in a (no doubt insanely expensive) Ralph Lauren dress with a dragon design embroidered on the back, and now retail chain H&M is getting in on the Lisbeth Salander action as well.

The Swedish clothing company has teamed with Dragon Tattoo costume designer Trish Summerville for an upcoming line of pieces inspired by the character, such as beat up jeans, leather jackets, and defiantly slouchy hoodies. (You’ll presumably have to get the tattoos, piercings, and unflattering haircuts elsewhere.) More details, including a photo and video of the collection, after the jump.

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It’s been a couple days since we mined Mouth Taped Shut, the unofficial promo site for David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but last night the site debuted a new poster for the film that is too nice not to pass up. I know — ‘nice’ — not really a word we use to describe anything related to this story. But when the last Dragon Tattoo poster was a sheet-metal creation cut to look like a razor blade, almost anything else is going to look ‘nice’ in comparison.

Check out the full image, which puts Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) right into the head of Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) after the break. Read More »

Earlier this month, a Tumblr called Mouth Taped Shut launched for David Fincher‘s upcoming remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Up until now, if you weren’t paying attention, you weren’t really missing much. An odd video here, a weird photo there. But recently the Twitter account @MouthTapedShut has started tweeting locations in cities. At these locations are packages from the film placed in the wild, up for grabs to whoever wants it. From the looks of one discovered package, these seem to be authentic, one-of-a-kind items from the film itself just like (if not the exact) pieces in the above photo.

It goes without saying, this is a viral you want start paying attention to. We’ll give more details, a bunch of photos and links after the jump. Read More »

David Fincher and Trent Reznor, or their people at least, are running a great low-key and ‘unofficial’ promo site for Fincher’s version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Today the site, Mouth Taped Shut, has another little treat.

In this case what we get to see is ‘vintage’ footage of the accident scene that provides the background for the film’s main story. (For those not familiar with the story, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo centers in part on the search for a girl who disappeared while the island she lived on was essentially on lockdown after this accident.) What you’ll see in the clip below is a bit of emulated Super 8 footage that shows someone driving by the scene of the bridge accident. Actually, I’m just assuming it is emulated Super 8 footage — for all we know Fincher dug up some actual Super 8 stock to use for this sequence. Check it out below.

Update: As we surmised based on the tags in the MTS post, there’s more to this than just the video. Hit the jump for info on a time-sensitive viral contast.

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In the 1980s, Kenny Loggins was the king of the movie soundtrack. The soft rocker did the theme songs to Top Gun (Danger Zone), Caddyshack (I’m Alright), Footloose (Footloose) and more over a few short years in addition to being a very successful solo and group artist. To this day, those songs both help and hinder the career of Loggins and in a two new Funny or Die videos, he embraces their legacy.

After the jump, watch Loggins and his new band Blue Sky Riders performing theme songs to The Help, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Real Steel, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, The Hunger Games and two for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. With a little help from Paul Scheer of course. Read More »

Mouth Taped Shut, The Tumblr set up to give The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fans a look into the production of David Fincher‘s film, has offered up another little puzzle. The most recent image posted to the site shows Trent Reznor, seemingly at work scoring the film. But there is a suspiciously noticeable space on the screen in the left side of the image. Turns out that’s the first link to a new promo/viral website for the film. Read More »

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