Thank you, David Fincher, for giving us a masterclass in how to create an exceptional teaser trailer, as we can see from his new version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

A new version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is on its way to a cinema near you this December. As a kind of alternative Christmas present, this gorgeously dark thriller based on the successful novel by Swedish author Stieg Larsson is the perfect material for director David Fincher and therefore for us. I’m sure as my blog continues you’ll be reading a lot more about Mr Fincher who, in my opinion, is one of the finest directors working in film today.

As the first part of Larsson’s ‘Millennium Trilogy’, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO has already been brilliantly filmed of course by Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev in 2009. Along with its sequels, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, the movies were huge international hits and so an English-language version was always on the cards. But of all the film-makers who could have got this particular gig, Fincher is such a tremendous choice.

Just to let you know if you haven’t read the book or seen the previous film, the story of TATTOO itself introduces us to the now-famous characters of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who team up to track down a vicious serial killer. In Arden Oplev’s version, they were brilliantly played by Noomi Rapace and Michael Nvqvist. In Fincher’s version, they are played by Rooney Mara – who made a huge splash in Fincher’s The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend Erica Albright – and in a departure from a certain James Bond, Daniel Craig.

So, here’s the first look at Fincher’s stunning new interpretation and let’s say hello to Ms Salander once more. Now, take notes because this is how to make a movie teaser…