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Get your early 'Dragon Tattoo' fix

December 06, 2011|By Dana Moran | RedEye

Chicago might have just started getting a few flakes of snow, but there's a regular blizzard of buzz surrounding David Fincher's adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The flick isn't out until Dec. 21, but fans of the series are eagerly chomping up every morsel of information about Rooney Mara's goth-tacular turn as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig looking splendidly brooding as journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Here's a roundup of "Tattoo" goodies to keep you satiated -- for now. | @redeyedana

Mega-sized trailer

First there was the frantic "leaked" trailer (which so was leaked by the studio). Then there was a more standard Hollywood sneak peek. And on Friday, an epic, 8-minute extended version was released online. Movie buffs who haven't read the books might want to avoid this one though, since it's pretty much a giant spoiler of the entire plot.

Even more mega-sized soundtrack

The final cut of the "Dragon Tattoo" movie runs 2 hours, 38 minutes. So it would make sense that the soundtrack clocks in at a sold 3 hours, right? It does when the composer is Trent Reznor, who also did the tunes for "The Social Network." The full 39 tracks took the Nine Inch Nails rocker and partner Atticus Ross 14 months to compose, and will be released digitally Friday.

Real-life mystery

Hard-core fans already know parts of author Stieg Larsson's series are based in fact, but they may not have seen the video proof. Entertainment Weekly unearthed an old-school episode of news magazine "Hard Copy" supposedly dedicated to the disappearance at the center of "Dragon Tattoo's" plot. Watch it for the awesome re-enactments -- and hilarious Sunny Delight ads.

Look like Lisbeth

There is literally no way the anti-society Lisbeth would buy these threads, but that doesn't mean you can't. H&M is releasing a 27-item collection in stores Dec. 14 featuring clothes and accessories inspired by the character, including a ripped T-shirt that looks like it's been clawed by a heroin junkie. Which really is a great look for your office holiday party.

Be a Blomkvist man

Not to be outdone by the leading lady, the film's costume designer, Trish Summerville, wants to work up a line of menswear based on Mikael's movie garb, saying, "He has a chic but natural look, a casual elegance." Unfortunately for the gentlemen, there's no guarantee these jeans will make your butt look anywhere near as good as Daniel Craig's.

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