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Wordless, gritty and undeniably eerie, the first trailer for the American movie adpatation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the perfect tease. Its series of quickly flashing images set to Karen O and Trent Reznor's cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" left viewers with a palpable sense of tension and more than a bit of anticipation for the film's Dec. 21 release. That said, the video revealed little in the way of plot, and so may have had those unfamiliar with Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium book series scratching their head. Well, the long-awaited second trailer is here to remedy that, boasting nearly four minutes of here's-what-the-movie-is-about awesomeness. Watch the trailer below!
This time around, viewers are treated to a whole lot of (a shockingly transformed) Rooney Mara's Lisbeth Salander, a.k.a. Ms. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo herself. Described by her boss (Goran Visjnic) as "different in every way," Salander is a heavily pierced and tattooed, mohawk-sporting hacker with a photographic memory who teams up with disgraced journalist Mikhael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) to try to crack a 40-year-old mystery.
Unlike its predecessor, this trailer reveals a lot -- Lisbeth's sexual trauma, Blomkvist's professional woes and the reason the prestigious Vanger family hires him to look into a decades-old cold case -- but still manages to capture the book's sense of mounting foreboding. In other words, we can't wait for the self-proclaimed "feel-bad movie of Christmas" to arrive.