Read It Before They Screen It: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, Taking Woodstock, and Where the Wild Things ArePosted by Tavis, March 26, 2009 9:40 am 1 Comment Filed under: Book to Film.
The Swedish television company that produced Steig Larson's The Girl with Dragon Tattoo have decided to release the two upcoming sequels (The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) theatrically.
Fire will be released theatrically in Sweden in the beginning of September, Hornest's Nest in November.
"We will now go directly to all foreign distributors who bought the first film for cinema release and start negotiations for films numbers two and three," producer Soren Staermose told Variety. The TV deals are not affected.
The three books by author Stieg Larsson, who died before the first one had been released, are worldwide bestsellers. Production company Yellow Bird bought the rights before the books, known as the Millennium trilogy, had been published, and Swedish Television (SvT) signed on as one of the co-producers.
In just three weeks, Dragon Tattoo has totalled more than 1.5 million admissions in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, with a combined gross of $21 million.
"Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson....I was completely absorbed," raves Michael Connelly.
Have you read any of Larsson's books? What are your thoughts on seeing them on the big screen?
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You may recognize actor Demetri Martin from his series on Comedy Central.
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