Fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo have been treated with an exciting new trailer for the upcoming film, courtesy of director David Fincher and Columbia Pictures.

Nearly three months after the release of the film adaptation's first teaser, the extended, four-minute version features something new: dialogue. four-minute version features something new: dialogue.

Instead of a fast collection of clips chopped to Trent Reznor's haunting version of Led Zeppelin's The Immigrant Song, the storyline slowly but surely unfolds before everyone's eyes, complete with enough background to even draw those unfamiliar with the popular Swedish book series by Stieg Larsson.

Actress Rooney Mara can be heard for the first time as the lead character Lisbeth Salander while Daniel Craig is mysterious yet dashing as investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

The new film has some big shoes to fill. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was made into a film by Swedish director Niels Arden Oplev in 2009. The film went on to gross more than $104 million worldwide, while subsequent adaptations of the second and third novels, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, made significantly less at the box office.

Better known as the Millennium series, Larsson's bestselling trilogy has sold more than 27 million copies worldwide since its 2005 release.

The American film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo arrives in theaters on Dec. 21. The second and third installments are expected to be released in 2012 and 2013, respectively.