DC Comics just bought the rights to adapt Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy into multi-volume graphic novels, starting with "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," which should release next year in two volumes. "The Girl Who Played With Fire" will follow with a 2013 release, and "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest," 2014. The series will be handled by DC's Vertigo arm, publishers of Neil Gaiman's "Sandman," and other "mature reader" content. Larsson's estate is also signed on, which makes the project as Larsson-approved as it can possibly be considering Larsson himself died in 2004, before the first of his smash hit series went into print.
Says Larsson's younger brother Joakim: "Stieg always liked comics. It will be exciting to see the unforgettable characters he created come to life on the comics page." Exciting and probably lucrative too, right?
WATCH the trailer for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," directed by David Fincher, and due out Dec. 21: