Whether it’s the bestselling novel series or the upcoming film starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” trilogy has taken the world by storm. Comprised of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” Larsson’s novels follow the exploits of investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker prodigy Lisbeth Salander as they become caught in a web of mystery and murder. DC Entertainment announced in October that it would be adapting Larsson’s books into a series of graphic novels. Now, Scotsman.com is reporting that DC has tapped crime novelist and Vertigo writer Denise Mina to turn the bestselling trilogy into a series of six graphic novels, with the first due in March.
“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,” DC’s co-publisher Dan DiDio said in the original announcement. “It’s a distinct honor to work on a story that is already so popular with millions of readers around the world.”
The “Millennium” graphic novels will take two to three years to release in full, with two hitting stores each year until 2014. Mina’s work includes nine prose novels as well as a 13 issue run of “Hellblazer,” and the Vertigo Crime graphic novel “A Sickness in the Family.”
Stay tuned to CBR News for more details on the “Millennium” triology as they develop.