Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy To Become Graphic Novel Series
The American film adaptation of Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is set to be released a week from today on Dec. 21. Given the massive success of the entirety of the late author’s Millennium trilogy, which already spawned a trilogy of Swedish films all released in 2009, it comes as little surprise that DC Comics has acquired the rights to a six-part graphic novel series based on Larsson’s novels.
Scottish crime writer Denise Mina has been selected by Larsson’s literary estate to write the project, which will be illustrated by Argentinian Leonardo Manco, acclaimed for his gritty and dark aesthetic showcased in the graphic novel Hellblazer: All His Engines. Manco and Mina have collaborated before on other Hellblazer works.
On how she’s approaching the work, Mina stated, “The estate has given me free rein and I can change what I want I think they think that enough people have read the books, and anyway, Larsson really loved comics. I’m not changing that much [but] I think for most women there are problematic aspects of the story … Lisbeth Salander is just a brilliant character. She is the main event for me. But she is a survivor of sexual abuse and I think every so often [Larsson] doesn’t realise how frightened she is most of the time. I wanted to put those bits in.”
Each novel will be adapted into two graphic novels, with the first due out in March of next year.
[via The Guardian]
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