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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s been just north of six years since we saw the release of David Fincher’s dark masterpiece crime thriller, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Based on the first book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series (which was then a trilogy), it was expected to the first of an English-language film trilogy. It featured an all-star cast that included Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Stellen Skarsgard, and Christopher Plummer, and the meditative pacing that only Fincher could bring.

Sadly, the film underwhelmed at the box office, which led to the long drought that fans faced. In the time since then, two books came out from David Lagercrantz, who continued with the characters created by the late Stieg Larsson — some may argue to diminishing effect.

But how would they continue the film franchise going forward? Sony opted to go for a reboot, ignoring the second and third books in the trilogy, and going straight to The Girl in the Spider’s Web, hiring a new director along with an all-new cast.

Helming this new take on the project is Don’t Breathe’s Fede Álvarez, and taking on the iconic role of Lisbeth Salander is The Crown‘s Claire Foy. So how does this first trailer look? Well, luckily, we have two of them — one domestic (above) and one international (below).

Honestly, not half-bad. Admittedly, I stopped reading this series after the third book (though I hope to visit it before this film hits), so I don’t know how bad or good the source material is, but it seems like it captures the tone of the novels I HAVE read. Claire Foy seems like a solid Lisbeth, though it’s hard not to wish for Mara to return to the role. All in all, it looks like it could be a winner, but we didn’t get to see any of Mikael Blomkvist this time around — though there was one shot that could have been him in the international teaser trailer.

What did you think of this new trailers? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.