The jury was out for a whole as to whether David Fincher‘s Americanized take on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (read my review here) would be successful enough to warrant sequels on the second and third books in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy; in its third week of release the movie had yet to make back its reported $90 million budget, and then there’s the small matter of the cost of its expansive marketing campaign. But Sony did greenlight the sequels this week, though no word yet if the director or the stores will return.
The promotional machine for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is up and preparing to crush the competition in the run-up to its theatrical bow next week and Entertainment Tonight, the show that once gave Cosmo Kramer seizures, has a preview of the forthcoming film. You can watch it here below.
There’s a bit of footage from the David Fincher-directed film along with interviews with stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the two-minute preview. If you’ve seen the various regular and extended trailers you won’t find anything new here. Mara discusses how she approached the character of Lisbeth Salander and Craig talks about shooting in the frigid climate of Sweden.
The release of David Fincher‘s much-anticipated remake of the epic Swedish crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is less than three weeks away. Today, composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who previously collaborated with Fincher on the Oscar-winning score for The Social Network, have released a 6-track, 35-minute sampler of their three-hour soundtrack for Dragon Tattoo available for free download.
You can get the sampler by entering your e-mail address in the widget here below and a link to the download will be sent to your inbox. The six songs are also streaming online, so you can listen right here below as well.
At the end of last month, the entire soundtrack for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are by Karen O was up to listen to free of charge (Read: New “˜Where The Wild Things Are’ Images Set To The Full Soundtrack). You can still head over there and listen if you have not yet done so (it’s very good), and now you can peek at an equally good little video showcasing the making of said soundtrack.
The feature talks about how Jonze always had Karen O in mind for the music, and how her work with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs always had a that childlike innocence to it. You’ll see the movie’s young star, Max Records, in the studio to do some small voice recordings for the tracks; a peek a what looks like a really beautiful snowy scene using a Daniel Johnston (The Devil and Daniel Johnston) cover song; as well as their use of a children’s choir in some of the recordings.
Click on over to the other side to check out the video, it’s very much worth it, I promise.