If there’s one thing that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has given us (and I’m including both the Swedish original and David Fincher’s recent blockbuster when I say this) it’s a new Goth poster-girl for the 21st century. Lisbeth Salander has not only shown the world that girls with ropey piercings and Misfits haircuts are hot, it’s that they can kick ass as well.
Have we seen all of the shots now?
Part-Two-Of-Three syndrome can be tricky. The poor film often comes off like a not-so-glamourous assistant – the one putting in all the leg-work so that the big finish, when it comes, is devastatingly impressive. However, trilogies like LOTR, Back To The Future, Star Wars and Toy Story have all proven that the middle child can shine in their own right. So can any excuses by made for The Girl Who Played With Fire?
…though still not the part we care most about. Dammit. While there’s still no say on who will play heroine Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Larsson’s The Millenium Trilogy, we can announce that Robin Wright has been cast as Erika Berger; the sharp, savvy and sexy editor of Millenium magazine who features as reporter Mikael Blomkvist’s love interest and boss.
If I had a pound for every person I saw reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on the train this month I’d be rich. Well, I’d be able to afford a first class ticket anyways and not have to stand in the corridor having my faced pressed against book covers bearing the tattooed back of a naked girl. Without a doubt, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy has captured the world’s imagination, with Oplev’s adaptation of the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo becoming the most watched film in its native Sweden. So what is all the fuss about? In a word, Lisbeth.
It has been confirmed that 007 will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.