DC/Vertigo to Adapt Stieg Larson's Millennium Trilogy

Millennium Trilogy Comic

Via: ComicBookResources

It’s a shame Stieg Larson couldn’t have been around for this.

His Millennium Trilogy was a smashing success, followed by the movie adaptations (I’m particularly excited to see the Fincher version), and now DC Entertainment has locked down the rights to turn it into a graphic novel—a series of them actually, produced by DC’s imprint, Vertigo (Sandman, 100 Bullets, Road to Perdition).

The breakdown will go something like this:

2012: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
2013: The Girl Who Played With Fire
2014: The Girl That Kicked The Hornets’ Nest

Each release will consist of two volumes, available in both digital and print formats.  So it looks like they got the right formula here.  For those of you who are no stranger to novels turned panels, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series did quite well in the comic book format.  In fact, Marvel is still milking that cow to this day.  DC might have just snagged a better piece of literary livestock.

Two things I want to say to DC/Vertigo:

  1. Please don’t do that thing where the characters are drawn to look like the actors. 
  2. Hire Sam Keith (ensures #1 doesn’t happen).

Very stoked to see these novels getting the full treatment, now who’s snagging the rights to Drive?  I need more scorpion jacket!

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Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine October 12, 2011 - 6:32pm

Can't wait for Fincher's take. He's the perfect person to address the flaws inherent in the novel and the original film.

The extended trailer:

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun October 12, 2011 - 9:36pm

I'm really excited to see that too. Looks, as usual, beautiful.

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fummeltunte from Seattle is reading The Left Hand of Darkness October 13, 2011 - 2:55am

I loved the look and feel of the original flims, but as soon as I saw that Fincher was directing, I stopped worrying. Also it would be awesome if Sam Keith was involved in the comics. :D