News: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel Cover & Other Little Titbits

I have to admit, I really didn’t think we’d be writing all that much about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo after the release of the US version. I mean, it’s great (see my review here), but everything has been pretty much covered, hasn’t it? Apparently not. Nope, you see, DC want in on Stieg Larsson’s moneyspinner too, and their adult off-shoot, Vertigo, is producing a graphic novel for each the Millennium trilogy. Wanna see the cover?

You know what I’m gonna ask – What do you think? Personally, I feel The Girl… is a perfect fit for the comic format. C’mon, a punky/alternative bisexual hacker who can kick-ass? That’s straight up comic book shit right there. But, looking at this cover, I have one big problem: This Lisbeth Salander is too pretty. Now I know neither Noomi Rapace or Rooney Mara could be considered the remotest bit ugly, but there was always a hint of masculinity to Rapace, and Fincher’s make-over of Mara was a deliberate attempt to subvert her girl-next-door image (more of which I’ll talk about down below). This Salander, though, looks like Catwoman, but with piercings. Hey, that’s just me. Feel free to comment below and let me know how incredibly wrong I am. I always like that.

It would be bad form to talk about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and not mention Rooney Mara’s Oscar nomination for best actress. Well done! It’s a fantastic performance. Will she win? No, Meryl Streep’s impression of Thatcher the Milk Snatcher has that pretty much sewn up. Ah well.

Before we go, there was a couple of interesting little bits of info from Rooney and director Fincher about the look of their Lisbeth Salander. Mara didn’t want one bit of detail to go amiss. She said, “There was a lot of discussion that went into my merkin for the movie, because I was naked quite a lot.” Was she? *cough* “And I don’t think a lot of people will notice all of the attention that went into that. But there was a lot of discussions around that. Well, you know, in the book she’s meant to have strawberry-blonde hair originally and she dyes it, so we had a special merkin made that was, you know, strawberry-blonde so that it would fit.” I’m going to see it again in a couple of weeks. I’ll keep a look out.

And David Fincher was very specific on where Rooney’s real-life, no Hollywood magic here, piercings would go. He says, “Rooney’s a beautiful girl. She can look like Audrey Hepburn, but she can also look like a boy. So we’d decide where we wanted to put the stud through her eyebrow by asking, ‘Where is it going to be most in the way? Where is the most distracting place?'” And what of the, ahem, nipple piercing? “We had to be really sure that the nipple piercing was in the place where it was going to catch the light.”

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel hits shelves in November, and the movie is out now at cinemas.

Sources: GeekTyrant, Vulture,

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