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The girl with the dragon tattoo” has been a major hit. It's been said that the film has a projected earning of impressive $56 million.

Both Rooney MaraDaniel Craig, writer Steve Zaillian and director David Fincher are signed on to all three movies. Columbia studios has stated that the trilogy will be shot back to back.
Release date for the next film has only been set to 2013.  

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Director: David Fincher
Writer: Steve Zaillian
Producers: Scott Rudin, Ole Sondberg, Sören Staermos
Premiere Date: 12th Dec 2011 (London)
14th Dec 2011 (New York City)
Release Date: 20th Dec 2011 (USA, Canada)
21th Dec 2011 (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
Rooney Mara Lisbeth Salander
Daniel Craig Mikael Blomkvist
Stellan Skarsgård Martin Vanger
Christopher Plummer Henrik Vanger
Robin Wright Erika Berger
Steven Berkoff Dirch Frode
Yorick van Wageningen Nils Bjurman
Joely Richardson Anita Vanger
Goran Visnjic Dragan Armansky
Tony Way Plague


Critics and reviews

Since the premiere of “The girl with the dragon tattoo” on December 12'th in London the reviews have been good. Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander) has been highly praised and has become one of Hollywoods most wanted.  

Production timeline

Columbia will do a total re-write based on the books, rather than a translation of the original Swedish script. Steve Zaillian, the writer of the script for “Schindler's list” is contracted as the writer of the script.

Director will be David Fincher, the man who gave us Fight Club, Se7en and Alien3.

The first movie, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“, is said to be released the 21'st December 2011 in USA, Canada and in Sweden

The movie had premiere on December 12 in London, American premiere on December 14'th in New York City.


The three awarded Swedish language films in the Millenium-thrilogy have previously been released in Europe and in the U.S. They have altogether taken in more than $100 million worldwide. This has made the american film industry realize the economic potential in the project.

In February 2010, Columbia Pictures signed a deal with the Swedish production company Yellow Bird, which owns the cinematic rights to the three books, and Stieg Larsson's father Erland Larsson and brother Joakim Larsson. Joakim Larsson commented the deal in a Swedish newspaper “We get to stay in control for most parts, which seems to be quite unusual in Hollywood. But it was important to us, we didn't want this to turn into too much of a 'business-thing', we feared that he (Stieg Larsson) would be exploited”.

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I have not seen any of the movies, but read, Dragon and fire. I am a prolific reader and over night Stieg became my favorite author. Too bad he did not have better genes. Very disappointed in Stieg. He should have lived to at least 100.

Frank Corner, 12 Mars 2015

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The “made with money in USA” version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo looks great, as great as another 1001 Hollywood productions of chewing gum for eyes . In original Mikael Blomkvist is an honest comon man , Craig has played James Bond once again. Only Rooney Mara makes this film worth loosing two hours for watching..

caesar, 27 November 2014

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David Fincher enjoyed all the books and your first movie of book 1 but waiting patiently for the next 2 when are we going to see them ? brian australia

brian, 19 July 2014

Yes when?

, 19 July 2014

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I have watched both versions. When it came time to buy the extended version, I bought the Swedish version! Noomi Repace is phenomenal!

Cindy Garland, 7 July 2014

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The most complete version of the films is the extended

Swedish versions that covers the entire 9 hour mini series. ‘Tattoo’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Hornets Nest’ are broken into 3 hour segments each with two 90 minute parts. In condensing the books the screenwriter and Director of Tattoo (Oplev) rewrote some of the plot of the book , while the director (Alfredson) and writers of the other two movies stayed closer to Larsons’s storyline. The original edited Swedish theatrical releases and the American version don’t come close to letting the storyline unfold as the long playing unedited extended releases do. In these Noomi Replace comes into her own. While I enjoyed the American version as well here Replace truly captures all of Slanders nuances from the books.

HiloGreg, 13 November 2013

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I have watched both the American and Swedish versions and loved both. Mara and Rapace are each excellent in their portrayals of Salander. The approach taken by each director is diferent but close to the books.

Terry T, 30 September 2013

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Saw the film first,on reading the book,Daniel Craig fits mikael blomkvist perfectly,can’t wait for next movie,hope they keep Daniel

Frankie moorhouse, 11 August 2013

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Somewhere I saw a scene from one of the movies where Lisbeth walks across Mosebacke Torg with the statue of the Sisters in the background. Does anyone know which movie that was or was it an outtake?

– Steve, 12 July 2013

Steve, 17 July 2013

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I also wish they would replace Daniel Craig. He wants $40 million for the second movie. I bet Michael Nyqvist would love to do it. I did not appreciate the screenplay, either. The only 2 good things about it were Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer. I bet those who had a part in the original Swedish films would love to reprise their roles. If they don’t want the other two American versions to be laughing stocks, they need to dump Craig and stay closer to the book. It’s going to be tough to cast “The Blonde Giant” but if they can make Hobbits, they can so that. I loved both portrayals of Lisbeth… But the Fincher film needed a re-write.

MelindaLu, 6 July 2013

I agree. All of this fooling around for money is bad Karma for Craig. These stories are important for young women to see. He should suck it up and get off his ass.

DIMOJABE, 12 September 2014

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I wish they would replace Daniel Craig.I don’t think the two of them had much chemisty. Although from reading the other books, I guess it doesn’t matter so much. I just think there would be a better person out there to play the part of Mikael.

lp, 25 April 2013

On the other way, I think they’re both perfect.

Rocket Summers, 22 May 2013

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