Archive for Stieg Larsson

News: The Girl Who Played With Fire Will Not Be Out In 2013, Fincher May Still Direct

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Sony’s version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo didn’t exactly set cinema screens alight with its box office performance earlier in the year. It did enough, $232 million in global box office, to have people working on the follow-up The Girl Who Played With Fire (writer Steven Zallian is busy typing away) but Sony seem in no rush to get it made.

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

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

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? Continue reading

Cult Film Corner: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Posted in Cult Film Corner, Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

So we find our way to the third movie in my Cult Film Corner hacking special – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael Nyqvist) is a brilliant journalist for news magazine Millennium. Opening in court, where he is charged with libel after being set-up in his latest investigation into corporate corruption, Blomkvist is convicted of libel and sentenced to three months in prison. His reputation in tatters, he resigns from Millennium and wonders what to do with his career until he’s approached by the lawyer of the powerful Vanger Group. Mikael is invited to meet with former head of the Vanger Group, Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube). There Blomkvist is told of Henrik’s niece, Harriet, and how she disappeared on one fateful day in 1966. Henrik believes that Harriet was murdered, and every year after her disappearance for his birthday he has received a pressed flower from a different place in the world, taunting him. Henrik asks Mikael to look into the investigation just one more time, to discover what happened to Harriet. Continue reading