The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has Verti-go-go!

Can’t get enough of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? We’ll, your prayers have been answered. Adding to the novel, the Swedish film, and the Hollywood remake, DC Comics just announced that it will publish a graphic novel adaptation under its Vertigo imprint. The book will be released in November 2012. DC had planned to do a team-up with Lisbeth and Superman but the head honchos at Time-Warner felt that the punkish computer hacker’s electrifying presence wouldn’t mix well with Superman’s bland altruism.

We haven’t read the book or seen the 2011 remake so we won’t comment on those. However, if you haven’t seen it, we’d recommend the 2009 Swedish film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Great story with lots of suspense and thrills. Noomi Rapace was incredible as Lisbeth, the story’s anti-heroine protagonist. Be forewarned, however. The author’s intent was to hone in on violence against women. The story centers around this theme and the is intensely brutal in parts. In that regard, the tale is somewhat similar in design as exploitation films, although the story and characters are immensely superior. At any rate, be aware of this before you watch it. Not for the squeamish. And if those elements of the story don’t bother you, get therapy.

Adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Novel

Here’s the movie poster for the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Noomi Rapace (who most recently starred in the Sherlock Holmes sequel.

The Swedish Version

Noomi Rapace was scary good in this film.

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth

Lisbeth Salander
Do we hear makeover? Ah, snap!


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3 thoughts on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has Verti-go-go!”

    1. It’s a pre-publication graphic which means at this point we don’t know for sure but it’s likely. The art is by Lee Bermejo and since he’s pegged for the actual graphic novel we suspect it will be this image.

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