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It's Probably Just Henna

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 16, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 16, 2010 |

So Stieg Larsson finishes writing his debut novel, but doesn’t bother waiting for it to get published before finishing up the next two books to round out a nice debut trilogy. Of course he dies before they’re published, proving the universe is not a cold and indifferent place, but an actively malicious one. The Millennium series made quite a splash, enough that in 2008 Larsson was the second highest selling author in the world, behind only Khaled Hosseini. Our own Brian Prisco quite liked the first novel of the series (called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in America and Men that Hate Women in the original Swedish) and reviewed it for the original Cannonball Read, back before it was trendy.

As such novels are wont to do, it spawned a movie, but by some miracle it was made in Sweden first, and got a fairly wide European release in 2009. The film has been fairly well received, earning over $100 million to date. The film is now getting an American release, slated for March 19, 2010.

We’ve got a teaser trailer that reveals essentially nothing about the movie that wasn’t already in the title. I.e., there’s a tattoo of a dragon, presumably on a girl.

We’ve also got a trailer, which shows people, dramatics, and serious actressin’ but is also very light on anything substantive about the plot. It really works the “dude EVERYBODY has read this book” angle, which I suppose is a good strategy when everybody actually has.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.