It was only a question of when the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson would go to Hollywood. The award-winning and best-selling Millennium trilogy has become a global sensation. It has now sold over 25 million copies in over 40 countries. Stieg Larsson was the world’s second-best selling author of 2008. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
was the best selling book in the EU in 2008.
According to The Wrap,
Sony Pictures is in final discussions to option the English-language film rights to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series.
And according to Hollywood Insider:
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood scooped up the rights to Stieg Larsson’s best-selling trio of crime thrillers, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire; and the yet-to-be-released The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.
Slashfilm gives quite a spin to this piece of news. They are running a headline that says:
The Millennium Series To Become American Movies: Brad Pitt and George Clooney in the Rumors
They also speculate on
Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart or Natalie Portman playing Lisbeth Salander. Obviously, that’s going to be quite an interesting role to play!
It’s going to be interesting to follow this. Somebody has already established an internet site for the movies. I am sure it’s going to be a lot of hype, and that the sales of Stieg Larsson’s books will skyrocket.