Update: While the original bootlegged red band trailer has been removed from online, an official green band trailer for the film has been posted online via Movie-List and can now be seen above. This trailer is pretty much the same as the one we previously showed and also features the “Immigrant Song” cover.
When Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were confirmed to work with David Fincher again for his remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, we had a feeling that they’d be perfect for the film’s score. Well this past weekend, moviegoers got their first peak at the dark crime drama with the first red band trailer. Though it’s unclear whether it will be actually heard in the film, the trailer features a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” as done by Reznor and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ singer Karen O.
First off, the trailer looks very intense. It wouldn’t be surprising if it’s quick editing and dark imagery turned off a few movie watchers (it was screened before The Hangover Part 2 when I first saw it, so you can imagine how a majority of people in the theater reacted after seeing the trailer). Yet, seeing how the Millennium trilogy (both books and Swedish movie adaptations) is swamped with sexual violence and use of technology, while the main character is a bisexual tattooed hacker with a dark past, we’d say that was pretty much Fincher’s goal with the trailer. And Reznor’s cover of “Immigrant Song” is a perfect addition to the trailer. At the very least, we’d argue that this is a cooler use of the song in movies than this.
We were already excited to hear what Reznor would bring to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s score. And from what we heard in this trailer (even though it is just a cover), Reznor may have indeed topped his Oscar winning work for The Social Network. While the red band trailer for the film debuted in theaters this past weekend, the studio has not released it online yet. You can check out the trailer, though, up top.