'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Getting U.S. RemakeSony Pictures has obtained the English-language rights to late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's crime thriller trilogy, The Millennium Series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Larsson, a Swedish journalist and novelist, died in 2004 of a heart attack, leaving behind three unpublished novels -- 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' and 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' -- that have since been published to wide acclaim.

Scott Rudin shepherded the deal and will produce the films along with Ole Sondberg and Soren Staermose of Sweden's Yellow Bird Films. Yellow Bird has been instrumental in bringing remakes of several Swedish films to American screens, including 'Brothers' and the upcoming 'Let Me In,' based on the beloved Swedish art-house vampire poem to pubescent angst (no, not 'Twilight'), 'Let the Right One In.' 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Getting U.S. RemakeSony Pictures has obtained the English-language rights to late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's crime thriller trilogy, The Millennium Series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Larsson, a Swedish journalist and novelist, died in 2004 of a heart attack, leaving behind three unpublished novels -- 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' and 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' -- that have since been published to wide acclaim.

Scott Rudin shepherded the deal and will produce the films along with Ole Sondberg and Soren Staermose of Sweden's Yellow Bird Films. Yellow Bird has been instrumental in bringing remakes of several Swedish films to American screens, including 'Brothers' and the upcoming 'Let Me In,' based on the beloved Swedish art-house vampire poem to pubescent angst (no, not 'Twilight'), 'Let the Right One In.'

A Swedish-language version of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' was recently released internationally and will hit American screens in March of 2010. It stars newcomer Noomi Rapace as the titular tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Rapace received a European Film Awards Best Actress Nomination for her work in the movie.

Steven Zallian ('American Gangster,' 'Schindler's List') is in talks with Rudin about adapting the first book in the series, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' though no script deal has been finalized.

With the Swedish version of 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' due in spring 2010 and the American remake likely hitting screens in 2011, one has to wonder: Might just one version of this movie be enough? By the time the curtain rises on the English-language 'Girl,' images from the Swedish movie may still be fresh in our minds.


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