Scandinavian movie news

by Peter

Warner Brothers has won the bidding war for the rights to produce a remake of “Snabba Cash”, the Swedish thriller based on Jens Lapidus’ book with the same title. According to the same source, Zac Efron is attached to star the remake. I personally have nothing against him, but I am against Hollywood remakes. Lets hope somebody buys the rights to the movie as is, and manages to show it before Hollywood gets around to making the remake and destroys the movie!

That’s fortunately what has happened to the original three Swedish movies based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Music Box Films bought the rights, is currently showing the first movie around the US, and will soon release it on DVD as well.  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is available for preorder at Amazon (see our review of it), and will start shipping on July 6 (and July 12th in the UK)! It is great that people get a chance to see the original. I have seen in (without the subtitles), and I loved it!(See also the official site: dragontattoofilm.com – a cool site.)

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