The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy has become one of the most successful trilogies in both literary and cinematic format. It helped launch the career of Noomi Rapace and will get an American remake this Christmas. But before David Fincher releases his version, the original series will get an extension.
According to The Playlist, Music Box Films will release all three of the Swedish films uncut and in their entirety in American stores prior to the highly anticipated remake. These ran as a six-part miniseries last year on Swedish television. The extended versions will feature a bigger subplot with Erika Berger (Lena Endre) and some additional roles as well.
This is a good chance for those who have yet to see the Swedish versions of Steig Larsson’s books to dive into the series. On a side note, Fincher and screenwriter Steve Zaillian have changed the story’s original ending in their version. Is that good or bad? No one will know until Christmas time but let us know what you think in the comments.
Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition will be released on DVD/Blu-ray on November 22nd.