Sony Pictures hopes that its new version of Stieg Larsson will turn out more books in the Millennium series, which has so far yielded two big screen adaptations of the first book in the trilogy.
“It will be a bigger, louder Stieg but will that be better than the old, shambling version we used to know? I think not,” asked his Swedish publisher, Eva Gedin.
When asked for her reaction, Larsson’s former partner Eva Gabrielsson said she did not really have an opinion it.
Sweden has already remade Larsson, who is being kept in a secret location while he writes a fourth book about Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, called The Girl Who Ate All The Pies.
Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton said yesterday: “We are all big fans of the Millennium series and believe me we are aware of the sensitivities around.
“Eveyone loved the old Stieg – why not give people the chance to see him again, on the much broader canvas that we can provide?”
There are also plans afoot to remake Jane Austen and Charles Dickens as well as contemporary writers such as Richard Curtis. The Curtis clone will have twice as many joke ideas as the original, bringing the total available to four.Tweet