Watch New Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Viral Video; Fincher And Sony Clashing Over Run Time?

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-10-20 13:41:06discussion comments
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The real story behind The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starts 40 years in the past. Sure, for most of the movie we follow disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and anti-social hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) as they try to solve a murder for retired industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), but the crime was committed decades earlier, during a horrific car crash on the only bridge off of the Vanger estate. Now the film's viral site, Mouth-Taped-Shut.com, has provided a look back to that fateful day.

The website has posted a new video, filmed using a super 8 camera, that seems to be taken from a truck passing the accident after the situation has been calmed. Does it contain any secrets or evidence about the murder? Watch and find out for yourself.



In other The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo news, The Playlist is reporting that there is some behind the scenes drama going on with the project. Mirroring director David Fincher's dealings with Paramount back when The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was about to be released, the site says that the studio and the filmmaker are currently butting heads over the length of the film. Apparently Fincher wants to release his three hour cut of the movie, while Sony wants him to cut it down to two hours and 20 minutes. Another point of controversy is the Mouth-Taped-Shut site, which the story says Sony doesn't have any control over. The feuding may end up affecting whether or not Fincher would come back for the second and third movies in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy.

I must admit that I would be extremely interested in seeing Fincher's three-hour cut. While Niels Arden Oplev's Swedish-language adaptation of Larsson's book was solid, its 2 and a half hour run time simply wasn't enough to contain the entire story and many of the interesting elements from the novel were left out. The reason Sony would be against a three-hour movie is simply because it would automatically mean that theaters wouldn't be able to host as many screenings. Considering there is almost exactly two months left before the film is released on December 21st, this is a situation that will need to be resolved sooner than later.

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