Activision is going to make a mint with the latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty, Black Ops II, so it can afford to spend a mint making and promoting it. In addition to the general slate of talent assembled to created the game (which includes screenwriter David S. Goyer and musician Trent Reznor) the company went big with a new commercial to make sure every possible buyer knows about the game.
Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) directed a clever and fun TV spot for the game featuring an appearance by Ritchie’s own Sherlock, Robert Downey, Jr. The spot plays up the title’s online gameplay aspect, and the constant competitive one-upmanship it engenders. There’s even a nod (or two) to that other big-screen franchise that Downey anchors. Read More »
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The beginning of the working relationship between director David Fincher and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was the opening credits to Fincher’s film Seven, in which a remix of the NiN song ‘Closer’ was used as the uncomfortable sonic accompaniment to a montage of the film’s killer assembling the sort of notebook that would peg even the most mild-mannered next-door neighbor as a crazed sociopath.
The continuing relationship between Fincher and Reznor has resulted in a massive amount of music that Reznor and co-conspirator Atticus Ross composed for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
One song on that score that Reznor didn’t write is a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song,’ featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on vocals. We got our first taste of the song in the film’s teaser trailer, and then via a free sample when the full soundtrack details were announced last week. Now we’ve got a video for the song; it begins as a black and blue collage of low-resolution images that we’ll see as part of the opening credits for Dragon Tattoo. Trent Reznor and a strange Fincher opening credits montage: things have come full circle. Check out the video below, along with another video piece about Dragon Tattoo that shows off some footage you might not have seen. Read More »
We’re less than three weeks away from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and what better way to satisfy the Fincher-phile on your holiday shopping list than with the film’s score by Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross? Their 39 (yes, three nine) track, three-disc, three-hour score (available in full December 9) is now up for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and the official site in multiple versions ranging from simple digital download all the way up to $300 deluxe edition with all the fixings.
Oh, and you can get their version of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song as well as the six free tracks right now. “How,” do you ask? The answers are after the jump. Read More »
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 »
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 »
For any fans of David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who might occasionally point their browser over to dragontattoo.com to stream the score from the upcoming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you may now close the window. A Fincher fan site has uncovered a free, downloadable MP3 track from the score hidden on the film’s official site. Get all the links after the jump. Read More »
We’re playing right into Sony’s game here, but the studio has been doing great work using the Mouth Taped Shut Tumblr to promote David Fincher‘s new version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This time we’re looking at a video that shows a crew printing and cutting razor-blade shaped metal posters for the film. The clip is edited in a manner meant to convey unease, and just to make sure that feeling really sets in, about four minutes of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for the film is laid over it. Check out the video below. Read More »
I was in line for a movie at the Toronto Film Festival when I recieved a mysterious e-mail with the subject line “GDT”. At first I thought it had something to do with Guillermo Del Toro, but the inside of the email read:
“Rumor has it something unusual and interesting is playing before the advance screening of Straw Dogs this Wednesday night. David would love for you to check this out if you can make it.”
That was followed by the time and loction. As luck had it, I was already booked to return to Los Angeles Wednesday morning, so I was able to attend. The screening was for Rod Lurie’s remake of Straw Dogs — a Sony Screen Gems movie. After taking to my seat, I noticed that David Fincher was seated two rows in front of me, alongside a man with jet black hair — Trent Reznor. Why were they in attendance for this word of mouth screening of Straw Dogs? Would we be seeing a new trailer for Dragon Tattoo?
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