If David Fincher’s adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” wasn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for goth, bisexual hackers, DC Entertainment has some good news for you. The comic book publisher announced on Tuesday that there are plans to adapt all three books of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy into graphic novels.
“The intricate characters and stories Larsson created in the Millennium Trilogy are a perfect match for the graphic novel format, where we can bring Lisbeth Salander to life in entirely new, visually compelling ways,” says Dan DiDio, co-publisher at DC. “It’s a distinct honor to work on a story that is already so popular with millions of readers around the world.”
The releases begin next year with an adaptation of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Graphic novel versions of “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” will arrive in stores in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Interestingly enough, no creative teams have been announced for the project. Will we be seeing high-caliber, name-recognition talent on these titles? Or is this an opportunity for some new face to cut their teeth on a familiar story?
Regardless, the new medium could promise an interesting take on the series, especially with the over-the-top look of the heroine, Lisbeth Salander. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in particular holds great potential for the page because of the focus on still images and photographs in the story.
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