First Poster for THE THREE MUSKETEERS and NSFW Poster for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

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I shouldn’t complain about writing about posters.  I have 44 of them in my office (the majority are mini posters, but they still count, dammit!) so I get the appeal.  Plus, they can be really fun to mock!  For instance, Summit has released the first poster for Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers and it makes me feel so bad for Mads Mikkelsen.  I can’t decide what’s worse: that he’s the tiniest main character on the poster or that Matthew Macfayden is shoving his crotch in Mikkelsen’s face.  The expression on Mikkelsen’s face suggests the latter.

There’s also a NSFW US poster for David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I’m sure that Rooney Mara knew that she would have to bare her breasts for the movie, but I wonder if she knew they would also be part of the marketing campaign.  I wonder if the folks in Sony’s advertising department thought to themselves, “I have seen Rooney Mara’s pierced nipples and they are going to boost ticket sales.”  Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The Three Musketeers opens in 3D on October 14th.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens December 21st.

Poster via Yahoo! Movies.

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Three Musketeers:

The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D.

Poster via IMP Awards.

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.




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  • Nick

    there are no words to describe the disdain I have for The Three Musketeers.

  • Derlis G.

    The poster for Three Musketeers is truly awful so I agree with you on that one.

    About the Dragon Tattoo poster: Have you read the books?

    If you did then you’ll probably understand that that poster fits very well with the overall tone of the series. The books get pretty dark and this poster shows that Fincher and company aren’t going to give us a “light” version of the story.

    • kungfukid

      Derlis G. – you shouldn’t be surprise. it’s typical Matt Goldberg.. readers of Collider has already gotten use of his cynicism.. the guy just complains on everything(even the good things about Hollywood)

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  • jackyboy

    i’ve read an article where Fincher talks about the ‘Dragon Tattoo’ poster that he wants. but the writer of the article states that Fincher might not probably get his wish, as Rooney Mara is naked from waist up. WELL, it looks like HE got his wish.. damn, Fincher sure has a full creative control on such a dark material.. bravo sony!

  • Average Jac six pack

    Wow… I smell a nice juicy flop for summit. They might have to make three films out of Breaking Dawn instead of two.

  • Bill Graham

    I’m very curious where the DRAGON TATTOO poster will be used. I can’t see very many venues putting it up.

  • Kurt

    We got the “Dragon” poster and it never went up. Only theatre I see putting that up is The Alamo Drafthouse. Maybe, and thats not even likely. I already have it up on my wall though and it looks awsome.

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