This past weekend, we were treated to a red band trailer for the upcoming David Fincher film titled The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, about a young hacker named Lisbeth, whose hatred and violence towards men is central to the film’s plot.
Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth in the film adaptation.
When watching the red band trailer for the film, you will obviously notice the shaky camera, and poor image quality. This is supposedly due to it being an illegally obtained trailer that was shown in European theaters.
And with that premise in mind, the inconsistencies begin.
So, if the aforementioned footage was shot in a European movie house, then why would a United States red band, with the MPAA approval have preceded the footage? And the camera shots, although a little grainy, are still pretty decent quality. Much better than one would expect from an illegal cam shot.
Also, there is the newly created YouTube account which posted the video. User dobvlvstiuwir‘s account was created on May 28th, the same day as the leaked footage.
Now either it’s someone who is scared of having their identity discovered and facing possible legal action, OR it’s a cleverly thought out ploy by the production company to build up momentum for the film’s release come December.
The Hollywood Reporter makes the suggestion that this may be the case here. And seeing as though Sony Pictures is not racing to have the trailer removed, their theory seems plausible.
Now that you’ve seen it for yourself, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Let me know what you think in the comment section!