Stieg Larsson’s mega-hit trilogy will come to a graphic novel publicaion in equal three part volumes spanning a start in 2012 and ending 2014. Vertigo, an imprint of DC Entertainment, will publish the first of mystery-drama’s internalional best selling Millenium Trilogy “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” along two sequel editions, the format attending each successive adaptation. “The Girl Who Played with Fire” comes out 2013 and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” encompasses 2014.
Larsson’s famous literary conflagarate has sold to at least 40 countries as of 2010, measuring the range of 27 million copies sold; an account as of 2010. Over 60 million copies sold to date.
The late Swedish author’s trilogy enrolls the investigations conducted by the complicated team up of the pierced and tattooed progressive Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, a former Millenium Magazine board of director possessed of a damaged reputation after a courtroom arbitrated scandal found him guilty of libel accusation.
DC Entertainment will offer the graphic novels in both print and digital, made known as per announcement.
“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,” stated Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. “It’s a distinct honor to work on a story that is already so popular with millions of readers around the world.”
Vertigo – comics publisher for the original organize crime series on American Indian territories Scalped; intrigue riveted 100 Bullets; the well-acclaimed Fables, which spins modern day exploits of classic folktale characters – attains the worldwide rights and partners with Hedlund Literacy Agency, along with Larrson’s Estate.
The announcement accompanies a statement on the adapted graphic novels.
“Stieg always liked comics and it will be exciting to see the unforgettable characters he created come to life on the comics page,” says Joakim Larsson, younger brother of the journalist and novelist whose untimely death in 2004 meant he didn’t see even the first book in the Millennium sequence published.
The Millenium Trilogy went into film adaptation in Sweden, the trio of break out movies gaining multi-award nods and accumulating blockbuster results while bringing career acclaim to Nooma Rapace (Lisbeth Salander) and Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist).
David Fincher (“Seven”, “Fight Club”, “The Social Network”) directs an English-language adaptation starring James Bond-famed Daniel Craig (“Munich”, “Cowboys & Aliens”) and Rooney Mara (“Youth in Revolt”, :”The Social Network”). 2011s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” from Columbia Pictures plays in theaters on Dec. 21.
Vertigo Comics is the first to publish Stieg Larsson’s series in a sequential art production.