Monday, October 25, 2010

Lisbeth Solander Returns

For those of you who have read all three of the Steig Larsson books in the Milleneum Trilogy, you may be interested to know that the movie version of the third book is coming to Claremont's Laemmle theater the week of November 26. While Hollywood is looking to make a film of the first book, The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, the entire trilogy has been filmed in Larsson's native Sweden. While the film is in Swedish, with English subtitles, based on the first two, it should be a very good adaptation of the books, and, of course, the locales are authentic to the books as well.

If you enjoyed the books, this is the film version you should see. We don't yet know how Hollywood will actually treat it, the Swedes have done an excellent job.'s synopsis of the story is: "After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past."

I know I'll be there for the conclusion.

For those who just must wait for the American version of Dragon Tattoo, Wikipedia reports:

David Fincher is set to direct a Hollywood adaptation of the book, for release in December 2011. According to The Guardian, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt were all interested in playing the central role of Mikael Blomkvist, but Daniel Craig was officially confirmed as the lead in July. On August 16, 2010, it was officially confirmed that Rooney Mara will play Lisbeth Salander.[14] Robin Wright is currently in talks to play Erika Berger, while Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård are attached to play Hendrik and Martin Vanger.

Producer Søren Stærmose of Yellow Bird, who holds the screen rights to the books, has been approached by directors including Ridley Scott, and Martin Scorsese.

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