Stieg Larsson

The Movies

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 Mara, Daniel 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.

 

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)
Cast:
Rooney MaraLisbeth Salander
Daniel CraigMikael Blomkvist
Stellan SkarsgårdMartin Vanger
Christopher PlummerHenrik Vanger
Robin WrightErika Berger
Steven BerkoffDirch Frode
Yorick van WageningenNils Bjurman
Joely RichardsonAnita Vanger
Goran VisnjicDragan Armansky
Tony WayPlague
 

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.

History

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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”.

371 comments on “The Movies”

  • Susie, Sacramento says:

    Johnny Depp- too “out there”, George Clooney – too light-weight, Brad Pitt O.K. Perfect for Lizbeth would be Angelena Joli.

    - Susie, Sacramento,


    • admin says:

      You are right. Hollywood will change the script definitely. They will put in all these ‘perfect’ actors who look as if they have just stepped out of the makeup room. The whole thing will become artificial with car chases and unnecessary sex scenes.

      - sima,


  • mval says:

    I cannot fathom Hollyood making a movie as great as the original. I can think of no Hollywood actor that has the talent to give life to these characters. The original movie is the best. I will not spend my money to see “Hollywoods” version.

    - mval,


    • Carolyn, says:

      Oh, Please please please. I can’t see Mikael B. as a american person. I don’t have many expectations about this. OMG

      - Júlia Alves , Brazil,


    • Len Doran, says:

      Although insulting American and American film making is hilarious when you then hope the actress win an American film award. LOL. Sadly moronic.

      - GetAClue,


    • Jo K., says:

      Your insulting comments about Americans betray your ignorance. The film did quite well in theaters here, despite a limited release and the DVD is among the top rentals. The Hollywood version (it’s not a remake) of the novel, like most Hollywood films, will be aimed as much at the international market as at Americans. It’s hardly being done to “appease” anybody.

      - Erik Sandqvist,


    • Leave it alone!, says:

      Angelina Jolie is the worst thing they could do to this franchise – she is far too “Hollywood” to play Lisbeth. Plus, their sizes don’t fit.


  • Jerzy says:

    Guys; it is all about money, Hollywood always is; the original movie is fantastic: real faces, real Sweden, real Larssons plot, nobody can do it better, but – distribution here in Canada was low key, no promotion, just a few cinemas, clearly aimed at saving all the dollars for the Hollywood remake, while creating impression that the movie is available, but… not where you live… Most of my friends made an effort to find and see it anyway, so much for subtitles not working in North America. BTW: Big cheer for Noomi Rapace, Hollywood doesn’t have anybody half that good.

    - Jerzy,


    • André, QC, CA, says:

      Liam Neeson was definitely the one I’d choose. Brad or George wouldn’t fit

      -

      - sue,


  • Zeke says:

    Hey!

    What about Liam Neeson?

    - Zeke,


    • Nikita, says:

      …and, physically, she is more than perfect if you use the novel as a guide!

      - Len Doran,


    • Critic 2, says:

      Ellen Page could portray Lisbeth quite well. She’s early twenties but can easily pass for a teenager, has the right physical build and is an excellent actress.

      - Jo K.,


    • sue, says:

      Nor will I. A. Jolie, Brad Pitt, Geo. Clooney, PeeWee Hermon…….JMJ. Lisbeth is 27 yrs. old…..I would love to be kind but let’s be real….AJ lost her edge yrs. ago. The film was great..period! What is it about the American ego that believes they can do it BETTER, BIGGER……..must be money, can’t think of any other reason.

      - Leave it alone!,


  • critic 2 says:

    Daniel Craig and Carey Mulligan – perfedt fit

    - critic 2,


    • Critic 2, says:

      I guess were lucky in Québec, our version comes with a french dubbing.

      - André, QC, CA,


  • S.L. Wagner says:

    learn from the swedish film, which was wonderful…no big names, no pretty faces…just great acting….please do not HOLLYWOOD-IZE this great story!

    - S.L. Wagner,


  • Eleanor Mooney says:

    Fight Club and SeZen, were dark, dreary films posing as “art.” They were just empty and depressing. David Fincher will only be able to understand the kinky and, at times, nihilistic part of Lisbeth Salander, but her sense of justice, fairness and truthfullness will evade him, I think. Fincher won’t understand the multi-layered character that is Salander.

    Also, why “go” Hollywood? Find a fairly unknown, but wonderfully terrifying actress to play Salander. Clooney can play himself as Mikael Blomkvist. If only Johnny Depp were a woman, he/she could play Lisbeth!

    - Eleanor Mooney,


  • Harriet from Canada says:

    The movie will not do justice to the book, but we knew this would happen. Angelina Jolie is perfect for the part of Lisbeth and for Blomkist, I would choose LIam Neesom, maybe George Clooney.

    - Harriet from Canada,


    • Jeanne from Birch Bay, WA, says:

      Oops ! Apologize for my keyboard malfunction.

      - Critic,


  • gg says:

    It will never be possible for Hollywood to give a passable remake of the Swedish movie!!!! All odds is it won’t even be worth watching. Hollywood won’t be able to resist changing the stories and putting “glitzy” non true to the characters in as actors. Everyone i know has seen the Swedish version and say they will refuse to go to a Hollywood blah movie.

    - gg,


  • Dawnp says:

    The shouldn’t rewrite it to suit the movie, it always disappoints the fans…. just remake it as it is…and George Clooney should be mikael

    - Dawnp,


  • Sharon USA says:

    I would like to see the Swedish films subtitled in English.

    - Sharon USA,


  • admin says:

    Why take so long to make this movie? Everyone is reading the books right now. I’d imagine them to be a must at every book club’s reders.


  • admin says:

    It should really be done as mini series, that would allow for better character development and a closer storyline with the booksand I don’t know how well her English is, but Noomi should reprise her role for the Hollywood versions


    • sad, says:

      Can’t help but agree with you. She was perfect.

      - Selma,


  • PSW says:

    Hollywood will ruin the stories, make changes that will infuriate people that read the books and don’t think that changes are needed. “Big stars” will be cast that are nothing like the characters…a disaster.

    - PSW,


  • admin says:

    Why take so long to make this movie? Everyone is reading the books right now. I’d imagine them to be a must at every book club’s reders.

    - ,


  • admin says:

    It should really be done as mini series, that would allow for better character development and a closer storyline with the booksand I don’t know how well her English is, but Noomi should reprise her role for the Hollywood versions


    • sad, says:

      No and No

      - Kim,


  • PSW says:

    Hollywood will ruin the stories, make changes that will infuriate people that read the books and don’t think that changes are needed. “Big stars” will be cast that are nothing like the characters…a disaster.

    - PSW,


  • jgibbs says:

    Went to see ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo last Friday 18th June 2010 and it has already finished. Said to be released in 2012!! What am I missing here?

    - jgibbs,


    • admin says:

      I like that suggestion better than the two listed above!

      - lisadbpl,


  • galaxyg says:

    Cote de Pablo needs to be Lisbeth

    - galaxyg,


    • Bradford Mims, says:

      Right on Ray.


    • lisadbpl, says:

      Ray, Ray, Ray. I have just closed the cover of Hornet’s Nest and can honestly say that Lisbeth Salander will always be a daughter of Sweden. I sincerely hope that Hollywood will do justice to the work that Larsson created. Regardless, the three novels have been a delight to read and…yes! think about! Our American best to you!

      - CR,


  • Ray Veysey says:

    Stand by for the story to absolutely ruined, it will be set in America, because Americans are not supposed to know that other countries exist (except those they are currently bombing), All the characters will change so that no one has to act, they just read the lines in the same way they do in every other film they make (except perhaps Johnny Depp he could probably do it justice , given the chance) Most of the intelligent thought provoking content will be watered down( Americans are not supposed to have to think)

    - Ray Veysey,


    • admin says:

      Agree. The original movies were well made and true to the novels. No need to see the Hollywood versions.


    • CR, says:

      Watch those idiots put someone like Cher in the role of Lisbeth. Or better yet, the brunette from Abba

      - no, she’s actually Swedish. PATHETIC.

      - sad,


  • jgibbs says:

    Went to see ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo last Friday 18th June 2010 and it has already finished. Said to be released in 2012!! What am I missing here?

    - jgibbs,


    • admin says:

      I like that suggestion better than the two listed above!

      - lisadbpl,


  • galaxyg says:

    Cote de Pablo needs to be Lisbeth

    - galaxyg,


    • lisadbpl, says:

      Ray, Ray, Ray. I have just closed the cover of Hornet’s Nest and can honestly say that Lisbeth Salander will always be a daughter of Sweden. I sincerely hope that Hollywood will do justice to the work that Larsson created. Regardless, the three novels have been a delight to read and…yes! think about! Our American best to you!

      - CR,


    • Bradford Mims, says:

      Right on Ray.


  • Ray Veysey says:

    Stand by for the story to absolutely ruined, it will be set in America, because Americans are not supposed to know that other countries exist (except those they are currently bombing), All the characters will change so that no one has to act, they just read the lines in the same way they do in every other film they make (except perhaps Johnny Depp he could probably do it justice , given the chance) Most of the intelligent thought provoking content will be watered down( Americans are not supposed to have to think)

    - Ray Veysey,


    • CR, says:

      Watch those idiots put someone like Cher in the role of Lisbeth. Or better yet, the brunette from Abba

      - no, she’s actually Swedish. PATHETIC.

      - sad,


    • admin says:

      I like that combo.

      - Jolene,


  • Tom de Neve says:

    Just finished watching the complete Millennium-trilogy back-to-back! What a breathtaking ride! Loved every minute of it! I’d hate to see Hollywood f**k this masterpiece up! Why on earth do we need a Hollywood remake anyway? Can’t they just watch it – and love it – as it is? I’m not a native Swedish speaker and I watched it with English subs and that worked perfect for me! I really don’t give crap for any overpaid and overrated Hollywood actors to soil the perfect performances by both Noomi Rapace Michael Nyqvist! Leave it as it is! Hands off!

    - Tom de Neve,


  • lisadbpl says:

    By the very fact that they are suggesting big name actors/actresses I hate it already. That’s not what this story is about!!

    - lisadbpl,


    • admin says:

      The movie to be released in 2012 is an American remake of the film by Columbia Pictures, not the original film done by the Swedish production company Yellow Bird.


  • Tom de Neve says:

    Just finished watching the complete Millennium-trilogy back-to-back! What a breathtaking ride! Loved every minute of it! I’d hate to see Hollywood f**k this masterpiece up! Why on earth do we need a Hollywood remake anyway? Can’t they just watch it – and love it – as it is? I’m not a native Swedish speaker and I watched it with English subs and that worked perfect for me! I really don’t give crap for any overpaid and overrated Hollywood actors to soil the perfect performances by both Noomi Rapace Michael Nyqvist! Leave it as it is! Hands off!

    - Tom de Neve,


  • lisadbpl says:

    By the very fact that they are suggesting big name actors/actresses I hate it already. That’s not what this story is about!!

    - lisadbpl,


    • admin says:

      The movie to be released in 2012 is an American remake of the film by Columbia Pictures, not the original film done by the Swedish production company Yellow Bird.


  • Dave DD says:

    Natalie Portman would make a more believable Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth was very tiny; her small size was an important part of her character.

    - Dave DD,


  • Dave DD says:

    Natalie Portman would make a more believable Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth was very tiny; her small size was an important part of her character.

    - Dave DD,


  • L. Salander says:

    D I S G U S T I N G . Roll over in your grave dear Mr. Larsson. Your work is about to be whored to the hilt. SO SORRY.

    - L. Salander,


  • m. alexander (sandy) stiffman says:

    Lizabeth should be played by Summer Glau — one of the co-stars of the Sarah Conner Chronicles (U. S. TV). She is angular, lithe, and can project reticence and fierceness. She is a bit to pretty — but no more so that Noomi Rapace.

    - m. alexander (sandy) stiffman,


  • Skip Auld says:

    “What could possibly go wrong?” … uh, the two Swedish movies out so far are fantastic. Maybe Hollywoodizing them could be wrong. Maybe Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, or George Clooney could be wrong. Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Norén are right.

    - Skip Auld,


  • Jane Almquist says:

    Neither Depp, Clooney, or Pitt could play Blomkvist. It really needs to be Kenneth Branagh, who has already had such success at playing a Swede in “Wallander.”

    - Jane Almquist,


    • Mike, says:

      Because we make movies better in America (just as everything) than anywhere else in the world that’s why.

      - GetAClue,


    • nando, says:

      Sally

      -that’s a good thought for Lisbeth’s character

      - Kristin Stewart! The picture of the Sweedish movie box showed a female who looked tough, but a little older than I would have pictured the character from the descriptions in the book. Looking forward to watching the foreign film!

      - Suzanne,


    • Jack, says:

      Two thumbs up for Cote de Pablo.

      - Bradford Mims,


  • Sally says:

    Great books – hope they don’t change them much. Kristen Stewart would be a great Lizabeth. Daniel Craig would be good. I ordered the Swedish movie – should be here any day. I hate the thought of the characters being changed to fit some actor and actress.

    - Sally,


    • Suzanne, says:

      I fooly agree with u.Larson would never agree to that.


  • keith says:

    Allison Scagliotti from Warehouse 13 would be very good. Skinny, young looking and attitude.

    - keith,


  • sail508 says:

    After reading the books, I felt as though Mikhail was more a Daniel Craig type. I would love to see him in the roll….nothing against Pitt and Clooney but they seem to be considered for draw only (that’s not bad but the roll needs a more take charge actor)..Johnny Depp may also be a good choice. He’s taken many chances and done a great job of becoming the character.

    Everyone has a favorite so I hope the producers make the right choice.

    - sail508,


  • Lite_619 says:

    brad pitt did play a well role in Se7en and in fight club. i will notbe surprise if he plays the role as mikael. fyi anne hathaway has already played a sex scene.

    - Lite_619,


  • Lite_619 says:

    I jusr finished watching tgwtdt and it was an awesome film. I read that the film was not as good as the book, so I am thrilled to read that the Holliwood ver. will be more like the book.

    IMO Anne hathaway would make a sweet Lizbeth and Brad Pitt as Mikael

    - Lite_619,


    • admin says:

      I share this opinion. Branagh has the best profile for do it.

      - nando,


  • statusquo5 says:

    Why reinvent the wheel when the Swedish versions are wonderfully done , acted and portrayed? The wonderful Swedish cast add freshness and vulnerability to the characters that would be tainted by Hollywood assimilation.

    - statusquo5,


    • Mike, says:

      Branagh for Martin Vanger.

      - Mike,


    • Marken, says:

      anne hathaway is NOT Lisbet.she’s just a doll face.


    • J.N, says:

      Keira Knightly would be a great fit for Lisbeth. She did tough in Domino, carried it off.

      - Jack,


  • NZgal says:

    I can’t see a pretty actor playing Blomkvist – maybe Daniel day Lewis, Liam Neeson or Colin Firth? As for Lisbeth…not sure I can see Carey in the part. Perhaps Natalie Portman though, for sure. Agreed, she needs to be tiny. Winona Ryder in her day would have been great! Kristen Stewart – the right look, but not sure her acting is up to scratch.

    - NZgal,


    • admin says:

      I agree with you. I fear the American version will be “dumbed down” for the American audience.

      - Marken,


  • webbo says:

    Ellen Paige would be the perfect Salander

    - webbo,


  • obvsly says:

    I’ve read all three books and seen the first movie. The movie stays true to the book but it is hard to read the sub-titles and still watch what is going on. I think Colin Firth would be a great Blomkvist. The accent would help. Natalie Portman would be the right size. She might be good but I like the suggestion about Ellen Paige too!

    - obvsly,


  • JWH says:

    American filmmakers should keep their hands off the series (but they won’t –too much cash is at stake for everyone). We’ve seen Hollywood’s devastating effect on great European/Foreign Language films before: behold the wreckage of “Spoorloos” (Traceless) in the form of “The Vanishing” and the spoilage of “Nikita” in the tawdry American remake – “Point of No Return”.

    Delicacy in — garbage out.

    Don’t even get me going on La Cage Aux Folles….

    - JWH, ,


    • RC, says:

      I could not agree more. The originals are awesome and Hollywood tends to take things over the top.

      - Entertained American,


    • webbo, says:

      Yes, I agree, the casting of the original movies was not good (other than Lisbeth). Some of the character development and interaction was completely left out of the movies as well. This needs to be better. If it makes for a longer movie then so be it. The final movie diverged the most and left me wanting a remake. Keep the characters true to the book.

      - T. Gaines,


  • Judyg says:

    Although I guess a Hollywood version would find a wider audience (and probably generate some bank) I am personally opposed. Let me just say that having read the books (as translated) and seen the 2 films (3rd one not yet released in US) I will NOT pay to see a Hollywood remake. I think the books and current films are great. I totally forget I’m reading subtitles – everything flows effortlessly.

    - Judyg,


    • Aubrey, 31, says:

      You can always just watch the originals and ignore the remakes you know.

      - webbo,


  • KIM says:

    I think all 3 of the actors named would be wrong – I think Daniel Craig is also in the mix & would be a good fit for Blomkvist. Carey Mulligan is my choice for Salander

    - KIM,


  • yo says:

    I got to the books after watching the three movies and now I am back and forth… yeah addict here! I think the movies are great as they are. there is no need for a Hollywood version. but what the heck, if they make them I would watch them for sure… just to check the director’s and screenplay writer’s take on the books. (shhh : the rest of the world is OK reading subtitles… what’s wrong with USA film lovers?! are you guys that lazy or just plain spoiled?)

    In any case, I read about this on R. Ebert’s blog, he mentions Daniel Craig as Kalle B. and Carey Mulligan for Lisbeth and he suggests the twilight star for it… sorry can’t remember her name.

    My choice for the pair would be Daniel Craig a perfect 40 something with and edge from 007 / Mother, and the super skinny, tiny, doll like girl… Ellen Page from Hard Candy / Peacock / Juno.

    Maybe all the Hollywood money would convince Larsson’s family to get the mysterious fourth book finished. (Camilla talk to us!)

    - yo,


    • TH, says:

      I too agree. Hollywood (wherever it’s located) rarely if ever improves on the original version of a film, even if the original was a small budget American film. “The Vanishing” and “Wings Of Desire” being my two biggest disappointments on this subject. I will point out that Hollywood can’t do this if the owners don’t sell the rights to the story. Luckily, I won’t be required to watch the remakes and will be able view the originals whenever I desire.

      - Old Man Flint,


    • Shawn Colony, Florida, USA, says:

      Then what would he/she have to complain about.

      - RC,


    • Shifty, says:

      I just finished the books and the films and I’m hoping if Hollywood does remake the movies that they fix the third film which left me very upset. The trial did not have the “wow factor” it did in the books and for a brief moment it made Lisbeth look surprised to be learning new information and undermining her intelligence. Movies will never live up to books but I think the first two Swedish were great….the third needed help.

      - Aubrey


  • butts says:

    DEAR GOD please not Brad Pitt!!!!

    - butts,


    • mike, says:

      As an American, I agree with the comment. Americans are lazy, stupid and spoiled. Most will not watch a movie with subtitles. Those of us who will, are few and far between.

      - Shawn Colony, Florida, USA,


    • rlosey, says:

      There’s plenty of film lovers here in the US capable of reading subtitles and you might actually be surprised to learn that we also like these movies. What a small

      -minded comment you made.

      - Shifty,


  • mariaretnowulandari says:

    it’s a great novel! Hope Alice ‘Cullen’ can be a Lisbeth Salander…please?

    - mariaretnowulandari,


    • Jude, says:

      I’m an American and I can and do read sub

      -titles. Agree that Hollywood will thoroughly ruin these gritty books, and I don’t believe there is an actress here that can even come close to Rapace’s portrayal of Lizbeth. Will stick to the original trilogy. As for Daniel Craig, too much muscle, too much scowl.

      - Sue Cimerman,


    • admin says:

      Hey that’s a good one! I still want Mads Mikkelson tho’.

      - mike,


    • alphilgap, says:

      it has very little to do with americans wanting an americanized version of the movie. It has to do with Hollywood execs smelling millions of dollars to produce a film based on a book which has been a hit all over the world and the US included. Hollywood always goes over the top and wants big name actors/actresses, and that the last I checked, George Clooney, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie don’t speak Swedish. So, that will be why there it will be in English.

      - TH,


    • ., says:

      Phillip Seymour Hoffman has the chops? He resembles Stieg, it would be mind

      -bending

      - rlosey,


  • elcamino says:

    I go for Daniel Craig but I noticed he is wanting the Sweeny movie coming up. Lizbeth from Sony’s talk it will be a very R rated film. I don’t think any of the Carey,Kristen,top actress’s wanting to do that much exposing. My take is a new or unknown. Stephanie Hunt (Devin) from Friday Night Lights is someone to think of. She has black hair and the most perfect eyes.

    - elcamino,


  • admin says:

    Kristen Stewart (twilight) can NOT play lisabeth. She is a TERRIBLE actress. David Fincher on the other hand is brilliant and if anyone can do this american-ization of the series justice, it would be him.


  • hooked says:

    Angelina Jolie would be perfect for the part Lisbeth.

    - hooked, 2


    • alphilgap, says:

      So what someone does not make a grammatical correct sentence…..Its not nessecary to comment on it

      - S,


    • admin says:

      The book was written, not wroten! – a Grammatical misstake! Excuse me, please!

      - Gunnar Söderling, Laxå Sweden.,


    • Ray Veysey, says:

      You are excused for your “mistake”!


  • rlosey says:

    Christina Ricci as Salander

    - rlosey,


    • admin says:

      I sort of agree. I am an American and loved the trilogy in Swedish. But Daniel Craig and C. Plummer will probably do an OK remake…

      - batpappasaol.com,


  • rlosey says:

    Christina Ricci as Salander

    - rlosey,


    • admin says:

      Um….Lisbeth is not even 5ft tall.


  • Kusum says:

    I have read all three books and enjoyed them to no end. I would like to know how Stieg Larsson died? I have also seen the two movies that have been made in Sweden. As to hollywood making this movie, I think I will be dismayed by their creation! Just to have Brad Pitt and George Clooney as Mikael will be a laugh! They will totally ruin the story by glitzy stars!! I for one will not go see the Hollywood creation, specially after enjoying the Swedish ones.

    - Kusum,


  • Kusum says:

    I have read all three books and enjoyed them to no end. I would like to know how Stieg Larsson died? I have also seen the two movies that have been made in Sweden. As to hollywood making this movie, I think I will be dismayed by their creation! Just to have Brad Pitt and George Clooney as Mikael will be a laugh! They will totally ruin the story by glitzy stars!! I for one will not go see the Hollywood creation, specially after enjoying the Swedish ones.

    - Kusum,


  • Candice says:

    The WORST thing that Hollywood could do would be to hire known actors for these parts. An Unknown actor would be able to be more raw. For goodnes sake, we remember Natalie Portman from the perfume commercials all dolled up, not gritty and punk. The foreign films show the punk/underground attitude, the gray streets of towns and the quaint european towns that make up the books. PLEASE do not ruin this amazing series by making this into a high dollar slick hollywood movie. that is not what this trilogy is all about.

    - Candice,


  • Ray Veysey says:

    TH, I am not anti american per say, but I am very cynical about the american film culture. These books will become a means of making money, not about the truth of the novels and their drama, everything will be done to maximise the audience, and the integrity of the story will take a back seat. It’s very likely it will be diluted so as to get a 12 age certificate to maximise the takings, and will have headline stars whether suitable or not, for christs sake look what they did to Capt Corellis Mandolin

    - Ray Veysey,


  • TH says:

    david duchovny would be a great blomkvist.

    - TH,


  • Ray Veysey says:

    I have nothing but bad feelings about this, the first and biggest problem is that it is being rewritten, so it will become a hollywood vehicle for the low standard of film appreciation that the american market has, because be in no doubt this will be written for that market, with complete disregard for the rest of the world. It will probably end up being set in the US because most Americans don’t know where Sweden is, and somehow all the usual product placements will be included.

    - Ray Veysey,


    • admin says:

      From what I can recall Millenium was ment to be a tv

      -serie from the beginning. But during the work they changed theire mind. As I recall it. That is probebly why some parts are skimmed over and lacks of the depths. I can agree on that if you compare the movies with the books. So it will be very interrsting to see if D Fincher will make out of this. After he has said he will hake his movie version litterallly out of the books. BUT, D Fincher is a great movie producer. So ther´s hope.

      - Leif,


    • TH, says:

      Whhat about the original actors from the Swedish movies, they are brilliant, and being Swedish will all speak English better than the average american

      - Ray Veysey,


  • Jan says:

    How about Ellen Page for Lisbeth?

    - Jan,


    • Ray Veysey, says:

      You do know that Salander is supposed to be flat chested?


  • Candice says:

    The WORST thing that Hollywood could do would be to hire known actors for these parts. An Unknown actor would be able to be more raw. For goodnes sake, we remember Natalie Portman from the perfume commercials all dolled up, not gritty and punk. The foreign films show the punk/underground attitude, the gray streets of towns and the quaint european towns that make up the books. PLEASE do not ruin this amazing series by making this into a high dollar slick hollywood movie. that is not what this trilogy is all about.

    - Candice,


  • Ray Veysey says:

    TH, I am not anti american per say, but I am very cynical about the american film culture. These books will become a means of making money, not about the truth of the novels and their drama, everything will be done to maximise the audience, and the integrity of the story will take a back seat. It’s very likely it will be diluted so as to get a 12 age certificate to maximise the takings, and will have headline stars whether suitable or not, for christs sake look what they did to Capt Corellis Mandolin

    - Ray Veysey,


  • TH says:

    david duchovny would be a great blomkvist.

    - TH,


  • Ray Veysey says:

    I have nothing but bad feelings about this, the first and biggest problem is that it is being rewritten, so it will become a hollywood vehicle for the low standard of film appreciation that the american market has, because be in no doubt this will be written for that market, with complete disregard for the rest of the world. It will probably end up being set in the US because most Americans don’t know where Sweden is, and somehow all the usual product placements will be included.

    - Ray Veysey,


    • admin says:

      This suggestion is exactly what most people who truly appreciate the books will fear, a complete mess

      - Ray Veysey,


    • TH, says:

      Whhat about the original actors from the Swedish movies, they are brilliant, and being Swedish will all speak English better than the average american

      - Ray Veysey,


  • Jan says:

    How about Ellen Page for Lisbeth?

    - Jan,


    • Ray Veysey, says:

      You do know that Salander is supposed to be flat chested?


  • Ray Veysey says:

    at last 3 sensible comments in a row, things are looking up, shame no one who matters will see or even care about what we have written

    - Ray Veysey,


  • Marcus55901 says:

    If they really must remake it in English, and the thought is terrifying, then they could do no better than to keep Noomi Rapace in the role of Lisbeth; her English is fine and her accent will just make it all the more authentic.

    - Marcus55901,


    • Selma, says:

      Agree with the general premise about hollywood potentially ruining it, although your sentiment is remarkably anti

      -american. Not know where Sweden is? Evidently, based on the fact the three books are all best sellers and “all the rave” here in the US, I guess sort of makes those comments sound a bit ridiculous, given the fact the whole trilogy is based in Sweden with Swedish names, culture, etc have not detracted millions of US readers. Bottom line is a good story, is a good story plain and simple. That said, if Hollywood does not use Sweden as the set, then that would be an awful diservice to the writer, the book and the wonderful city Stockholm.

      - TH,


  • neverinamillion says:

    US press web sites have announced Daniel Craig has signed to play Blomkvist.

    An American remake is unnecessary and will be a horror. The Swedish films are wonderful.

    - neverinamillion,


  • Marcus55901 says:

    If they really must remake it in English, and the thought is terrifying, then they could do no better than to keep Noomi Rapace in the role of Lisbeth; her English is fine and her accent will just make it all the more authentic.

    - Marcus55901,


    • Selma, says:

      Agree with the general premise about hollywood potentially ruining it, although your sentiment is remarkably anti

      -american. Not know where Sweden is? Evidently, based on the fact the three books are all best sellers and “all the rave” here in the US, I guess sort of makes those comments sound a bit ridiculous, given the fact the whole trilogy is based in Sweden with Swedish names, culture, etc have not detracted millions of US readers. Bottom line is a good story, is a good story plain and simple. That said, if Hollywood does not use Sweden as the set, then that would be an awful diservice to the writer, the book and the wonderful city Stockholm.

      - TH,


  • neverinamillion says:

    US press web sites have announced Daniel Craig has signed to play Blomkvist.

    An American remake is unnecessary and will be a horror. The Swedish films are wonderful.

    - neverinamillion,


  • Lavada says:

    Ellen Page should play Lisbeth Salander – she would be perfect for the role.

    - Lavada,


  • Lavada says:

    Ellen Page should play Lisbeth Salander – she would be perfect for the role.

    - Lavada,


  • annie says:

    According to media Rooney Mara is ready for the role as Lisbeth. Daniel Craig will play Mikael Blomkvist.

    - annie,


  • Claudette says:

    The entire idea sucks! The original movies are brilliant and Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth, so why remake them? Someone… Hollywood… Larsson’s heirs… want to make money. Anyone who loves the books and the companion movies will boycott the Hollywood/moviestar versions. Why bother?

    - Claudette,


    • torontocrystal, says:

      I hate the swedish version, cast is awfull and mood is diferent in the way I imagined the books.. I love the US cast. Thinks it’s perfect. But well, it’s just an opinion.

      - Rocket Summers,


    • SwedenMike, says:

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

      - Rocket Summers,


  • Claudette says:

    The entire idea sucks! The original movies are brilliant and Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth, so why remake them? Someone… Hollywood… Larsson’s heirs… want to make money. Anyone who loves the books and the companion movies will boycott the Hollywood/moviestar versions. Why bother?

    - Claudette,


    • SwedenMike, says:

      Can’t help but agree with you. She was perfect.

      - Selma,


    • torontocrystal, says:

      Agree. The original movies were well made and true to the novels. No need to see the Hollywood versions.


  • Ukko says:

    Could it be that the american audience simply don’t understand any movies made outside of hollywood? Or they just will not watch any film where some other language is spoken, instead of english? Hmm… Like El Mariachi, a great movie, but again, they had to make a big budget hollywood movie out of it. Which failed completely. No need to boycott anything, I believe the hollywood will produce so much inferior movies nobody bothers to watch them.

    - Ukko,


    • Joe Texx, says:

      I don’t know i have faith in Fincher, if anyone should do a movie based on this books he is the perfect choice, and btw, ukko, el mariachi was a buullshit as the original and as a copy.

      - Joe Texx,


    • Carolyn, says:

      I agree, Hollywood should stay out of it.. only going to screw it up.. However I pictured Mikael as younger.. fitter; Daniel Craig just might work.

      - torontocrystal,


    • K.Linboom, says:

      I don’t agree. “Dragon Tattoo” is great but the other two… Not so great. Maybe it’s because they were originally made for television and thus are pretty lowbudget? I don’t know. They just seem badly scripted. The acting is good but “Fire” and “Hornet” are very far from “Dragon Tattoo” when it comes to quality. Hopefully Fincher and a big budget will be able to do the books justice. We’ll see.

      - SwedenMike,


  • Ukko says:

    Could it be that the american audience simply don’t understand any movies made outside of hollywood? Or they just will not watch any film where some other language is spoken, instead of english? Hmm… Like El Mariachi, a great movie, but again, they had to make a big budget hollywood movie out of it. Which failed completely. No need to boycott anything, I believe the hollywood will produce so much inferior movies nobody bothers to watch them.

    - Ukko,


    • Carolyn, says:

      I agree, Hollywood should stay out of it.. only going to screw it up.. However I pictured Mikael as younger.. fitter; Daniel Craig just might work.

      - torontocrystal,


    • K.Linboom, says:

      I don’t agree. “Dragon Tattoo” is great but the other two… Not so great. Maybe it’s because they were originally made for television and thus are pretty lowbudget? I don’t know. They just seem badly scripted. The acting is good but “Fire” and “Hornet” are very far from “Dragon Tattoo” when it comes to quality. Hopefully Fincher and a big budget will be able to do the books justice. We’ll see.

      - SwedenMike,


    • Joe Texx, says:

      Jolie is too old for the part….please!!!!

      - alphilgap,


  • reba says:

    The whole time I was reading these books I pictured Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) as Mikael Blomkvist. Clooney and Pitt just seem to American, Depp maybe able to pull it off.

    - reba,


    • admin says:

      I am an American, born and raised, but I couldn’t agree with you more!! Damn you Hollywood. There is absolutely no reason to remake this movie. I love David Fincher’s work, but even he can’t improve on perfection.

      - K.Linboom,


  • reba says:

    The whole time I was reading these books I pictured Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) as Mikael Blomkvist. Clooney and Pitt just seem to American, Depp maybe able to pull it off.

    - reba,


    • admin says:

      I am an American, born and raised, but I couldn’t agree with you more!! Damn you Hollywood. There is absolutely no reason to remake this movie. I love David Fincher’s work, but even he can’t improve on perfection.

      - K.Linboom,


  • s-p says:

    Ellen Page (“Juno”) would be a perfect Salander. Natalie Portman is too old.

    - s-p,


  • s-p says:

    Ellen Page (“Juno”) would be a perfect Salander. Natalie Portman is too old.

    - s-p,


  • Toni Sams says:

    You’ve got to be kidding! How can they even think about Depp, Pitt or Clooney. This is a great story, it does not need their star power and their haminess. Clooney would be a disaster, he’s never made a good movie. Depp is too much of a character actor. Pitt is just too much of a movie star. They would ruin the whole thing. I think an unknown would be better, someone who could really act and we wouldn’t be distracted with all their star persona. The thought of them in the role makes me want to barf. I’d never go see it.

    I can see Portman as Lisbeth, but I could see the women on “The Good Wife”, the investigative gal with the secrets, as the perfect Lisbeth. She has a crooked smile.

    - Toni Sams,


    • Jolene Oct 2010, says:

      Depp is so unique….i think he would play the role very well!


  • Toni Sams says:

    You’ve got to be kidding! How can they even think about Depp, Pitt or Clooney. This is a great story, it does not need their star power and their haminess. Clooney would be a disaster, he’s never made a good movie. Depp is too much of a character actor. Pitt is just too much of a movie star. They would ruin the whole thing. I think an unknown would be better, someone who could really act and we wouldn’t be distracted with all their star persona. The thought of them in the role makes me want to barf. I’d never go see it.

    I can see Portman as Lisbeth, but I could see the women on “The Good Wife”, the investigative gal with the secrets, as the perfect Lisbeth. She has a crooked smile.

    - Toni Sams,


    • Jolene says:

      Depp is so unique….i think he would play the role very well!


  • sarakiima says:

    Ellen Page and Johnny Depp!!!

    - sarakiima,


    • Kim, says:

      I was kind of picturing Ellen Page when I read the books but really do agree an unknown cast might be best. The Swedish films were well cast.While I love Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Brad Pitt none of them is Mikael Blomqvist. Please make him look Swedish!

      - Jolene,


    • JakeRider, says:

      The movie was almost better than the book. There is no reason to re

      -make it. Hollywood is only doing it to cash in on the gravy train because they have no original scripts to work from anymore – everything is remake, remake, and remake (or part 2, part 3, part 4)

      - so sad! Too bad the Hollywood movie – sure to be awful – will be some people’s only experience of this book and the great original cast who brought it to life ! It will be like the Da Vinci Code – fun book to read but worst movie ever.

      - Carolyn,


  • sarakiima says:

    Ellen Page and Johnny Depp!!!

    - sarakiima,


    • Kim, says:

      I was kind of picturing Ellen Page when I read the books but really do agree an unknown cast might be best. The Swedish films were well cast.While I love Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Brad Pitt none of them is Mikael Blomqvist. Please make him look Swedish!

      - Jolene,


    • JakeRider, says:

      The movie was almost better than the book. There is no reason to re

      -make it. Hollywood is only doing it to cash in on the gravy train because they have no original scripts to work from anymore – everything is remake, remake, and remake (or part 2, part 3, part 4)

      - so sad! Too bad the Hollywood movie – sure to be awful – will be some people’s only experience of this book and the great original cast who brought it to life ! It will be like the Da Vinci Code – fun book to read but worst movie ever.

      - Carolyn,


  • Kim says:

    My recommendations:

    For The Girl who Played with Fire:

    Blomkvist – Liam Neeson

    Sodig – Patricia Clarkson

    Berger – Julia Roberts

    Palmgren – Anthony Hopkins

    Harriet Vanger – Nicole Kidman

    Salander – Not sure, but don’t see Ellen Page at all…only picture a young Chrissy Hyndes (possibly the Swedish actress who is already playing her?)

    Mimi Wu – ????

    Sgt. Bublinski – Benicio Del Torro

    Bjurman – Oliver Platt

    - Kim,


    • BJ, says:

      I don’t know i have faith in Fincher, if anyone should do a movie based on this books he is the perfect choice, and btw, ukko, el mariachi was a buullshit as the original and as a copy.

      - Joe Texx,


    • Snawder, says:

      I like that combo.

      - Jolene,


    • Martinnufc, says:

      No and No

      - Kim,


  • Boku says:

    Ellen Page and Daniel Craig. Mmm. Would certainly second those!

    - Boku,


    • Jolene says:

      Jim Carey and Betty White

      - JakeRider,


    • Kim, says:

      Kristen Stewart can’t act that’s why


  • yostya says:

    What about Kristen Stewart and Daniel Craig????

    - yostya,


    • admin says:

      sorry, no! and not!

      - Kim,


  • Boku says:

    Ellen Page and Daniel Craig. Mmm. Would certainly second those!

    - Boku,


    • Kim, says:

      Kristen Stewart can’t act that’s why


    • Jolene says:

      Jim Carey and Betty White

      - JakeRider,


  • yostya says:

    What about Kristen Stewart and Daniel Craig????

    - yostya,


    • admin says:

      sorry, no! and not!

      - Kim,


  • Bob says:

    I totally agree with Kathleen, there is no need for Hollywood to remake these excellent movies. If they can screw it up they will and let’s face it, no one can play the part of Lisbeth Salande as well as Noomi Rapace.

    I don’t know much about Swedish law but it only seems right tha stieg’s lifetime mate Eva should have control of his estate.

    - Bob,


    • Elina – Sweden, says:

      yeah she was a total fox!!!!

      - nicole,


    • mandy, says:

      yeah, she was a total fox

      - dogbackwardisgod,


  • JS says:

    I really don’t get why so many think the Swedish made films are so great. They couldn’t have butchered the story line more with those screenplays and the acting was only so so. I would only say that Rapace did ok in the role as Salander. Do I think that HW is going to make the movies better, probably not as it pretty much butchers every adaptation as well, but I am holding out hope. The director that was chosen definitely has the chops to make a good movie, but I really think this thing comes down to the screen play, which thankfully they are completely rewriting instead of using the Swedish films screenplays. It really couldn’t get much worse than those.

    - JS,


  • admin says:

    Actually the The Hollywood movie doesn’t have to be a remake of ‘Tattoo. Enough material was left out of the 1st Swedish version directed by Neils Oplev that a fuller more complete story could be told. I’ve seen all three Swedish film the movies which I enjoyed before reading the books, but the movie’Tattoo’ changed scenes and left out so much even with its 2 hour running time. The complex Berger Blomkviest relationship was hardly touched on , and Salander’s genius in deaingl with the Wernnerstrom financial empire was glossed over and misrepresented from the book


    • hilogreg, says:

      swedish law follows patrilineal descent. male to male. as steig and ms. gabrielsson never married, control of steig’s estate is retained by his living male relatives.

      - mandy,


  • Lesley says:

    I think the casting in these movies was terrific especially Lisbeth and Blomkvist and can’t imagine the hollywood actors doing a better job. There were some things left out from the book but I still thought they were great films.

    - Lesley,


  • Morag M says:

    Having just watched the Swedish production of TGWTDT (with English dubbing) I can’t imagine how the Americans will do any justice at all to the books. The kewpie doll faces of Pitt and Clooney will be ridiculous, and Depp is too much like Lisbeth T herself to make it believable. Audiences will think they’ve wandered into a Rocky Horror remake!

    Sorry Yanks, I think you should let well enough alone. The Swedish film is riveting and is faithful to the book.

    - Morag M,


    • redbird, says:

      It doesn’t need to be male relatives, that’s wrong. And I totally agree with bob about Noomi Rapace outstanding performance!

      - Elina – Sweden,


    • JS, says:

      Excuse the misspellings I posted it before I proofed it……I also wanted to add the that the 2nd and 3rd movies by a different director follow the storyline closer. I think the Fincher version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo could be a great addition if they don’t go all Hollweird with special effects etc and keep to the Hitchcock thriller formula that is evident in the books and the Swedish movies

      - hilogreg,


  • admin says:

    I totally agree, I do not think that the Americans can do a better job at this trilogy than what the Swedish has done. I will have to see the American version first before I change my mind.

    -Sandra –


  • Kappa says:

    Options are wonderful things. There are many potential Stieg Larsson fans in the US that will not watch a movie that has been dubbed or (my preference) subtitles. It distracts from thier immersion in the story. I will definitely watch the Swedish films, just as I will watch the HW version. These are wonderful quirky works with message that is relevant. Just as the Seven Samurai never played as well in the US as the Magnificent Seven did. There is room in this world for both. My only request is that they do it well.

    - Kappa,


  • PAUL RENN says:

    Bad choices for the actors, should go with unknowns.

    - PAUL RENN,


  • Roxanne says:

    For the male lead, please consider an actor that’s not as well known. After reading the first book, I cannot picture any of the three actors named above in that role. They’re used too much; Blomvkist’s charachter should be represented by more of an unknown. This will make the role more interesting and believable in my opinion.

    - Roxanne,


  • klaudia v. says:

    HOLLYWOOD ARE YOU LISTENING… ? DO NOT REMAKE THE MOVIES !

    DO I HEAR < B O Y CO T T >

    - klaudia v.,


  • Eddie JB says:

    The only reason I would ever want Hollywood to remake the film is because they might show less of the rape scene and then my mom would let me see it!

    - Eddie JB,


  • MG says:

    they should use Ellen Page as Lisbeth

    - MG,


    • Mary San Francisco native, Ashland, OR resident, says:

      Salander

      -Can onlty be Charlotte Lewis

      - Martinnufc,


  • BB says:

    I’m curious…why would Hollywood want to remake the brilliant Swedish films??

    Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth Salander!

    - BB,


    • LT, says:

      I am so angry regarding the American need to remake great films that happened to be made outside of the US that I could scream…but reading your comment, I thought hmmmm…but alas, Noomi Rapace is the ONLY one for me….she is exactly who I pictured! Unproud to be an American.What next? A remake of Tom Twyker’s Run Lola Run? GRRRRR……

      - Mary San Francisco native, Ashland, OR resident,


    • admin says:

      Agree 100%

      - BJ,


    • admin says:

      I LOVE the recommendations! What a star studded cast that would be indeed!!

      - Snawder,


    • sima, says:

      can you telll me the title of the movie? or is it the same as the first book title? jfilak001yahoo.com

      - joe filak,


  • Jamo says:

    I agree with the comment below. Noomi Rapace is beyond the pale as Salander. She could not be improved upon. As much as I like Natalie Portman as Princess What’s-’er-name in Star Wars, she could never be believeable as Salander. And George Cloony is no Blomqvist. The roles need to be non-hollywood types.

    Hollywood may grossly miscast this production. Maybe though, they will spend more time on the script and the production.

    - Jamo,


  • P Haaland says:

    Ridiculous! The movies have already been done!

    - P Haaland,


  • L Brown says:

    The Swedish flms were wonderful and I doubt remaking them in the US could possibly do them justice…….I can t imagne they could be improved on.

    - L Brown,


  • G van A M says:

    I don’t care who Hollywood uses to rewrite the script or whatever hits he (or her) have produced , they can’t possibly come to the fine editing of the Swedish ones, having read all the books, it did not seem like a rewrite but s really good job of editing, The casting was perfict. I bet whoever they cast, write or whatevey, it won’t come close , and get bad revues. I plan to ban it, if anybody cares

    - G van A M,


    • GetAClue, says:

      Money

      - LT,


  • Hemmo-Rob says:

    Having just seen the three Swedish movies (had read the three books earlier) and thinking about the Hollywood initiative.

    Yes, it will be hard to replace Noomi.

    Comparing the Swedish movies with the book, the movies take quitte a few “big leaps”. After all, there is so much material in the books.

    So re-interpreting the three books into another movie set?

    Yes please. Let’s look again from a different angle.

    I will definitely go and watch the new movies.

    - Hemmo-Rob,


  • Chris says:

    I’m surprised most of you still don’t know that the actors have already been chosen and shooting has started. As you can see in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1568346/ Daniel Craig will be Blomkvist and Rooney Mara – Salander, which doesn’t seem as a bad choice.. At least for a stupid Hollywood remake.

    - Chris,


    • Allana, says:

      Nope, no one caring here.

      - GetAClue,


    • GetAClue, says:

      Because they always do… It’s the arrogant thought that only Hollywood movies are good enough.Besides, Americans simply refuse to watch a movie with subtitles.A lot of very good movies have a ”over the top” polished remake.. it’s a shame, but that’s how ”they” work.


    • AndyfromVA, says:

      Well, you have to “dumb it down” for the American market. Sorry to say, as I am American. The original films were basically what we would call “art house” films. There is a large group of us who ONLY watch those kinds of films because they are SO MUCH better than the stuff that Hollywood churns out…


  • robert James T. says:

    I’ve never understood why most Americans don’t like foreign films as much as

    most world countries. Perhaps the sub-titles issue is because so many of them

    have such poor reading skills.

    Seldom is an actor, like Noomi Repace, identified so positively by so many

    with the character created by Steig Larrson, and this alone sets up an

    understandable negative feeling about a ‘hollywood’ remake. I very much doubt the script will be faithful to the book, and they will take some liberties

    to appease the American ‘spoon fed’ audiences.

    I hope Rapace gets an oscar. She deserves it.

    - robert James T.,


    • GetAClue, says:

      I loved all three books and, though the three movies were very good, they didn’t match the quality of the books (except for Noomi, who was unbelievably good). I’d like to see remakes if they are more closely tied to the books. However, from what I’ve heard about the Hollywood version thus far, it seems that it will be even less like Larsson’s book. If that’s the case, I’m not going to waste my time with it.

      - AndyfromVA,


    • Erik Sandqvist, says:

      Daniel Craig is hardly a fancy name.

      - GetAClue,


    • sima, says:

      I have only read book one and book two, but i seriously do not see Daniel Craig as Blomkvist!!! WRONG!!! They are missing the point of the characters and just going for the fancy names!!

      - Allana,


    • Júlia Alves , Brazil, says:

      Arrogant is the right word. The Americans cant bear to think that a European movie can be such a hit.

      - sima,


  • Walt says:

    I think any time a movie is not in the viewer’s native language it is a huge strain for the viewer. While it may be a shame more people around the world can speak and understand English than Americans (or Brits) can speak and understand another language….it is so everyone needs to get over it.

    For me it was almost like watching a silent movie. If the brain doesn’t understand something it tends to filter it out.

    I think the problem I had with Noomi Repace;s portrayal of Lisbeth is readers tended to sympathize with Lisbeth and Noomi was totally unsympathetic.

    I also don’t believe you can do any of the books justice in 2 hours. Three hours is a long movie but at least it does justice to the author.

    And would someone (people) PLEASE convince the family to give rights to the characters and the fourth manuscript to the wife. Not only could she do the 4th book/movie she could continue the series. She already knows the characters as she helped create them. The Larrson family doesn’t.

    - Walt,


    • Rebecca, says:

      Ellen Page would be great…. She’s young and short, just as the book says…

      - alphilgap,


    • GetAClue, says:

      ditto.


    • Monique Garant, says:

      Seriously? No. That is an awful choice. Did you even read the books?


  • Reverend Mike says:

    Reminds me of the remake of ‘Insomnia’, which was insipid. Does anyone wonder why many Americans have a weird perspective of the world? Noomi Repace IS Lisbeth everywhere in the world, oh, except in the US…. Hollywood needs to take a page from the book of Genius Moustapha Akkad who filmed ‘The Message’ simultaneously in Arabic and English. I mean, if you REALLY can’t read or suffer dubbing….

    - Reverend Mike,


    • Mollie L., says:

      I am behind her as well.

      - GetAClue,


    • GetAClue, says:

      when i read the situation about the will and the dispute between the father, brother against the companion about the will, it made me sick. To take everything, and leave nothing to his companion just shows the extreme greed in that family. I’m glad she has the fourth manuscript, and hopes she puts up a good fight for her rights. I, for one am right behind her 100%.

      - Monique Garant,


  • AB of Australia says:

    I have never in my life read a book that I just can’t put down. Now I have read 3! I recently watched the 1st movie and thought that it was well done but seemed to skim over everything and not really go to any depth. This may be because all the details were still fresh in my mind from just finishing the reading, but longer films are a necessity.

    Why do the Americans insist on remaking every show/movie other countries have made so popular. A number of Australian and English shows have been redone and flopped in the US (The Office I actually like tho).

    Going on this theory and a lot of other factors, the entire series will not be rightly portrayed and understood to show how the genius Larsson’s intended the interpretation.

    - AB of Australia,


    • Winston Churchill, says:

      absolutely true. anyone remember “nikita” from the early nineties? noomi refers in an interview to this charakter in preperation of the role as to some sort of role model. i to this day adore this french classic and was very pleased that noomi felt the same way. now look what hollywood made out of “nikita” when the remake starring bridget fonda came out some years ago…a total anämic and hollow film without the dirt and rough edges of the original, they lost it completely. as to my part it´s quite clear what they wil make lisbeth look like… shiny shiny, shiny boots of leather….;

      -)

      - martin witt, germany,


    • Leif, says:

      I agree. I only watched the first half an hour of the first film before I switched off. The subtitles drove me mad and the unknown characters didn’t work for me. I read all three books and could not put them down. I could see Harrison Ford playing Blomkvist and perhaps Natalie Portman as Salander. Can’t wait for the Hollywood films to come out!

      - Yvonnie,


    • GetAClue, says:

      The family has tried on several instances to reach agreement with his companion but my understanding is she has rejected the offers. It goes to show how important it is to assign your assets as you never know what turn your life will take.

      - Rebecca,


    • Monique Garant, says:

      Totally agree!

      - AL (Sweden),


    • vila, says:

      AND a good actress, serch out some of her pre

      -Juno films. Especially The Tracey Fragment, An American Crime(shudder), and Hard Candy(eerily vengefull as teen taking justice into her own hands)

      - Jude,


    • Thomas Paine, says:

      Steve, I don’t know where you’re from, but I will say that I saw a screening last week and a Q & A with the director. The Eng/Amer title of the film is Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. European title is Men who Hate Women” It is said that the title was changed because “Men who hate women” might not sell copies in UK/US. Director said release in US should be early 2010. I know it’s hard to wait. I feel fortunate to have seen this screening. Have no info on DVD, sorry

      - Stella

      -nyc,


  • Peter Appleton (UK) says:

    I must admit that having read all three books, I couldn’t believe how awful the films were! The cast were all wooden and the english language was totally out of place against the characters. They all seemed so low budget and like TV movies. In my humble opinion, such fantastic stories deserve a far more dramatic film adaptation and larger characters. This goes against the grain here I know but I really enjoyed the books and my imagination created far larger characters and scenes than the Swedish films portrayed. Looking forward to another interpretation of a brilliant trilogy.

    - Peter Appleton (UK),


    • Yvonnie, says:

      To GetAClue: Please go away. We are not interested in what you have to say, you sound like a five year old – an idiot.

      - Mollie L.,


    • AL (Sweden), says:

      The Reverend in your name confirms that you are uneducated and thus not worthy of posting any real critique.

      - GetAClue,


  • Monique Garant says:

    saw the first 2 swedish films and enjoyed them, but would love to see the hollywood versions

    - Monique Garant,


  • ask4j says:

    Why do we need a Hollywood version other than to put a lot of money in certain pockets once again????? I certainly would never entertain the idea of going to anything right wing Hollywood.

    These 3 books were very well portrayed by the Swedish in Sweden and any further “adaptations” is purely exploitation.

    - ask4j,


    • ask4j, says:

      the movies can never opare to the books, and i couldn’t put them down either.

      - Monique Garant,


  • Alaska says:

    Please, I do not want to see a “Millenium” with Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp as Mikael Blomkvist. It’s not that I dislike them, I appreciate both actors, but they would turn the movie into a trademark evolving around THEM instead of the story. You wouldn’t see Mikael Blomkvist, you would see Brad Pitt. It would be awful. Let alone the role of Lisbeth Salander! I can’t see a pretty little Hollywood actress play this awesome woman.

    And ‘re-writing” the story? Why does it need to be rewritten? I can see where this is going to (an overdramatisized commercialised fiasco) and I don’t like it.

    - Alaska,


  • sarah says:

    I can not imagine Brad Pit or George Clooney playing the role of Blomkvist. It’s just not right. And for Carey Mulligan and Natalie Portman…they better bring their A-game when it comes to the role of Lisbeth

    - sarah,


    • admin says:

      ps I am an American, educated in many cultures, albeit, living only in US.


  • <3 says:

    OMG this could mean that johnny depp may come to sweden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • admin says:

      No one can replaced the original actors no matter how great they might be!


  • Labyrinth Girl says:

    That is just so typical!! Something is good and the Americans have to take over and own it!! They have to make it all about them…it’s really not on…whats wrong with the original films?, o.k. they are dubed into English and probably other languages, but thats part of the beauty of them….the actors in the films are probably well known in Sweden..but the rest of the world??…so it makes it about the story line and not the hot tottie that most folk go and watch a film for!

    And if they really do insist on remaking it don’t touch the storyline its perfect the way it is…and try to find some tatented unknown actors for the roles of Lisbeth and Mikael…o.k. rant over

    - Labyrinth Girl,


    • batpappas@aol.com, says:

      Jonny Depp has too much sense to do such a thing…he does’t live in USA