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Can the Millennium series survive without Stieg Larsson????

http://www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Spiders-Web-continuing/dp/0385354282

This the fourth novel of the Millennium series which is titled “The Girl In the Spider’s Web” written by David Lagercrantz which is set to hit bookshelves on Sept. 1st later this year.

Keep in mind that before Stieg Laarsson passed away, he wanted to keep the Millennium series going. So I guess they’re keeping the series going in honor of him ’cause this is probably what he wanted. I know the Lisbeth Salander stories won’t be the same without Larsson writing them but I’ll still give this book a shot.

The question is can these stories survive without Larsson? Many would think they won’t but I think it’s a possibility that the next book will be a best seller like the first three were. So yeah, I think the Lisbeth Salander stories will continue to thrive but I’m sure a lot of fans would still prefer Larsson writing them. I’m sure there’s a lot of fans would think that these books shouldn’t continue without Larsson but hey? Think about it, the Jason Bourne book series continued after Robert Ludlum died by a different writer of course.

I’ll give the next book a read but if I don’t like it, I’ll probably stop reading them. While I’m sure Lagercrantz tried his best to make fans happy, I’m sure the writing styles will be a little different, though.

Like a lot of people I’m a huge fan of the Lisbeth Salander stories too so I’ll see how the next book is gonna be.

Kev

Rooney Mara claims David Fincher’s “Dragon Tattoo” trilogy is dead but that’s according to her, though…

We haven’t seen a sequel of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” based upon the book by Stieg Larsson and we finally got a new update of what’s going on with the film’s sequel, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”.

Rooney Mara spoke about the film toward E! TV and she claims the sequel isn’t going to happen and she thinks she will never play the role of Lisbeth Salander ever again. This is according to her, though.

Even though she says it might not happen, Fincher said it might ’cause Sony just spent millions on the rights and the script.

http://www.slashfilm.com/dragon-tattoo-sequel/

Over the last few years since Fincher hasn’t made a sequel yet, he kept himself busy with the “House of Cards” TV show for Netflix and he also made the film, “Gone Girl”. After “Gone Girl”, he’s gonna keep himself even busier ’cause he’s been signed to make a TV show for HBO called, “Utopia” so don’t expect a new David Fincher movie in the theaters anytime soon.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Don-t-Expect-David-Fincher-Movie-Anytime-Soon-Here-Why-67452.html

So if David Fincher makes the “Girl Who Played With Fire”, we probably won’t see it in a few years or longer.

We’ll have to wait and see, though. I hope Fincher will find some time to develop, “Girl Who Played With Fire” ’cause Daniel Craig is getting older and Rooney might lose interest in playing the role so I hope he makes it soon.

I really loved Fincher’s version of “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, the American version ’cause it was pretty close to the book. I think the French version pretty much sucked… wasn’t faithful to the book at all.

Lets hope Rooney is wrong and hope the film will happen. I say never say never!!!!!!!! Keep fingers crossed for now!

Kev

Report: Scarlett Johansson was original choice to play Lisbeth Salander but was dropped by David Fincher…

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is on the cover of this month’s “Vogue” magazine, and David Fincher talks about the film in that issue. He said, Scarlett Johansson, was the original choice to play Lisbeth Salander, but she was dropped, and he decided to hire Rooney Mara for the role instead.

David does explain why he dropped Scarlett. He basically said that if he had Scarlett in the movie, everyone will expect her to get naked. Lisbeth was supposed to be like a children’s character (Remember, she was inspired by Pippi Longstocking), so David compared her to, E.T. , to give you an example. He wanted the Lisbeth character to be lovable, like E.T. He felt Scarlett didn’t have that, I guess.  He was impressed with her acting during her audition, though.

Read the full story, here.

I’m sure Scarlett would have done a great job but her boobs are too big. In the book, Lisbeth’s boobs were described as small.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the “Dragon Tattoo” movie, I will see it in theater and I hope it won’t be disappointing. I’m sure Fincher will do justice with the book.

Kev

 

Book Review: “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Steig Larsson

So today, I just finished reading the novel, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Stieg Larsson, which is the sequel to, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.

The story is about Mikael Blomkvist, who is now publisher of Millennium magazine and he was hired to write a story about, “sex trafficking” and abuse with underage girls. He was hired by a man named, Dag Svensson, who was murdered along with his partner. Lisbeth Salander’s guardian, Nils Bjurman was also murdered. Lisbeth was framed for these murders and Mikael tries to help out his friend who is innocent. In this novel, Lisbeth now hates Mikael and wants nothing to do with him, which makes the investigation even more difficult.

Enough with the plot, on with my thoughts. This book is even better than the first! When they say it’s a stay up all night, hard to put down read, it sure is. It only took me about several days to read this book even though it was a little over 700 pages, on paperback.

The story immediately grabs you once you start reading on the first page. The book is more violent and more graphic, then “Dragon Tattoo’. Lisbeth is even more pissed off and dangerous. Larsson did a great job on getting the reader thinking that Lisbeth committed those murders , when she really didn’t. This book went even deeper into her past, which “Dragon Tattoo” never did. Her past became more darker and there are some big shockers.

This book makes you want to feel like you know this, Lisbeth Salander character, even though she’s a fictional character, it makes you feel like she’s a real person. People see her as crazy, insane and dangerous from the first book, “Dragon Tattoo”, but in “Played With Fire”, Larrson wants to let his readers know that Salander has her own reason to be that way. She’s not as bad as she seems. All she’s doing is trying to protect herself because of her past.

It was a great read and the best one of the trilogy so far. I will buy, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest”, the final book some other time. I am next reading “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown.

Kev