The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer

For all you Stieg Larsson fans, the wait is soon over!  This week Sony Pictures released their The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo “green band” trailer (after a “red band” version made its way through the internet about a week prior…good luck finding it now).  A December 21st release date has been announced.

A 2009 Swedish version of the film based on the bestselling book exists — it’s in my Netflix queue actually — but this is for the American-made film, and has an incredible all-star cast!

We GeekMoms were swooning over Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and Christopher Plummer*.

I think Lisbeth Salander is one of the coolest heroines in modern literature…and she certainly gets her geek on with her photographic memory and hacker skills.  Having read the book last fall, it was fun watching the familiar glimpses of the story brought to life in the trailer.  I also need to get going on the next two books in the series: The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

*NOTE: Most of us swooned at Christopher Plummer circa The Sound of Music years.  But I warn you that he’s playing the very elderly patriarch of the Vanger family and I caught a glimpse of his character with tubes in his nose, so he might not be so swoon-worthy now.

Patricia Vollmer is the proud mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 12 & 15. She is a meteorologist with the Air Force Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Patricia blogs about her family's nomadic military life at Ground Control to Major Mom. Home is always where the Air Force sends her family, which is currently in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hobbies include running, despite no one chasing her, sharing her love for Disney and Star Wars, and exploring the world with her boys. Ask her why the sky is blue at your own risk.