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Tarantino and Pitt to remake Swedish film?

BradQuentin.jpgAfter working together on Inglourious Basterds. Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino could be looking for more opportunities to collaborate.

Rumour has it the two are trying to get the rights to make a film, based on the first of a trilogy of books by Stieg Larsson. The Millenium trilogy though are in the middle of a tug of war, between family members of the author.

Stieg Larsson wrote The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played With Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. He passed away in 2004, and now his girlfriend of 30 years and his family are battling over who owns the rights to his work. I haven't read the books myself, but it seems in Sweden one in three people have read them. The last book is due out in Britain later this year.

The first book has already spawned a film, which has been released in Sweden. As we know from Let The Right One In, that doesn't mean Hollywood won't do it over again. And according to the late authors family, Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino are interested in remaking that film, and who knows maybe the other books too.

We are inundated with requests for permission to make plays and cartoon strips out of Millennium…Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt would like to buy the rights for a remake of the film.

The Larsson family were quoted in The Times, through /Film. The first book sees a journalist team up with a female computer hacker, as they investigate the disappearance of a tycoon's niece some 40 years previously. I guess if Pitt was starring he would be playing the journalist. It also sounds like they have their work cut out, with the legal battle ongoing. Time will tell if they really are interested in the project.

Anyone out there read the books, or seen the first film? What did you think?





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Very good books. The female character, the hacker, is actually very much like Eli in LTROI. Androgynus, dark haired, secretive, a misfit, extremely intelligent, solving data problems as easily as Eli solves the Rubik's cube.

And, the most interesting equality. The first book (and the Swedish film) involves a scene, that I consider is on TOP 10 of the best revenge scenes in film history, together with the pool scene in LTROI.

The swedish film is a huge theatrical success in Scandinavia and France right now. In Denmark, the film had the best opening weekend in their movie history, only beaten by one Harry Potter film.

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