By Erin L. Cox
On October 11, DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint announced they will work with the estate of Stieg Larsson and Hedlund Literary Agency to adapt the bestselling “Millennium Trilogy” into graphic novels. With more than 60 million books sold worldwide and two film adaptations, including the forthcoming US version due out on December 21st, a graphic novel offers another potentially lucrative extension for the franchise.
“The intricate characters and stories Larsson created in the Millennium Trilogy are a perfect match for the graphic novel format, where we can bring Lisbeth Salander to life in entirely new, visually compelling ways,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “It’s a distinct honor to work on a story that is already so popular with millions of readers around the world.”
Each graphic novel will be published in two volumes and available in both print and digital formats. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo volumes will be released in 2012, with volumes for The Girl Who Played with Fire following in 2013, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest wrapping up the graphic novel series in 2014.
DC Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing best-selling graphic novels and comic books, including best-selling Vertigo titles Sandman, Fables, 100 Bullets and Road to Perdition.