Millennium Trilogy gets Hollywood treatment

English language makeover for the Swedish crime series...

 

Genre-defying Swedish chiller Let The Right One In caused quite a stir this year, bagging itself an impressive confection of awards and accolades.

No surprise, then, that Hollywood has set its sights on Scandinavia for lavish stories to give a glitzy makeover.

With Let The Right One In already making its way along the remake conveyor belt, Sony have got their eye on the Millennium Trilogy book series. Authored by the late Stieg Larsson, the three tomes in the crime series have already been made into Swedish language films, all of which will get a UK release in 2010.

The first novel, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (known as Men Who Hate Women in Sweden), follows an outcast journalist and a hacker suffering from Asperger’s syndrome who uncover religious killings, Nazism and child abuse while they investigate a girl's disappearance.

Screenwriter Steve Zaillan of Schindler’s List has been tapped to type out the English language script.

And with the Swedish film adaptation of Men Who Hate Women having snapped up an impressive $100 million from its European release, Sony will no doubt be hoping to make a similar killing with their interpretation.

A remake too far? Or a welcome interpretation? Post your comments below...

Comments

    • skrooge

      Dec 17th 2009, 11:44

      Please, dear God, no. They can only screw it up.

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    • stevenjvu

      Dec 17th 2009, 16:12

      I don't know. With the right director, these movies could be awesome. The books are great, and I'd love to see them translated to the English screen. The chick from Juno has to play Lisbeth, though.

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    • Telboy1999

      Dec 22nd 2009, 10:04

      The books are fantastic and if they do it right, the movies have the potential to be equally good. IF they do it right. If not, it has the potential to be an ungodly mess.

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    • ask36

      Feb 9th 2010, 3:55

      Rumour is that the talentless girl from Twilight (Kristen Stewart) is going to do it. Gotta be Ellen Page-short,boyish,monotone voice. Hard Candy (2005) is gonna be her audition for Salander.

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