English version of Millenium underway

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Sony Pictures is finalizing a contract for the rights to produce the Millennium film franchise in English. The franchise is based on a trilogy by Swedish writer and journalist, Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004 and left three unpublished novels. Once they were published, the books were a flaming success. Last May, a first film, directed by Niels Arden Oplev and starring Noomi Rapace, hit the silver screen. The first English version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is set to be adapted by screenwriter Steve Zaillian. The second film is based on the second novel, The Girl Who Played with Fire.  The third and last film, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, still hasn’t been tagged with a release date. Management at Sony Pictures spoke of being seduced by the characters and the storyline’s intrigue. Sony is not planning to do a remake of the existing version, but rather another film adaptation. ~Patricia Gougeon

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  1. Jim • January 1, 2010 @ 8:10 PM

    The bloody Americans can never just be satisfied with dubbing a fantastic foreign film. They have to screw it up by doing a remake which is usually half of what the original was.

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