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 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.

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”.

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    1. 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,

  1. 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,

    1. 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,

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

  2. 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,

    1. 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,

  3. 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,

    1. 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,

  4. 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,

  5. 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,

    1. 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.

  6. 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,

  7. 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,

    1. 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.

  8. 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,

  9. 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,

  10. 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,

  11. 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,

  12. “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,

  13. 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,

    1. 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,

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

      – GetAClue,

  14. 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,

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

    keith,

  16. 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,

  17. 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,

  18. 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,

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