Say what you like about the necessity of an English language remake of one of the most successful Swedish films in recent years the prospect of a new David Fincher film is enticing indeed and having Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara leading his version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo means this one is going to be hard to ignore.

We’ve got some new pictures from the production thanks to Le Monde (via ComingSoon) and it’s still a shock to see Rooney Mara looking quite so stark but grabbing the role of Lisbeth Salander is clearly too good an opportunity to pass up.

Given the original trilogy’s success in both its print form and the film adaptation there’s an excellent chance that Craig and Mara will have signed up for the three films with the only question remaining about Fincher’s long term committment to the project.

The trailers we’ve seen have been excellent, though The Muppets’ parody of it was a little bit better, and it’s a Boxing Day present for us when the film comes out in late December here in the UK.

Eyes down for moody Mara pics,