You've probably seen the Millennium Trilogy in bookstores, our must-read list, or the number-one slot on the New York Times bestseller list, but did you know it has a rabid following in Europe rivaling Twilight? And now the movies are coming.The thrillers, which feature a disgraced journalist and a 22-year-old woman who grew up with an ex-Soviet spy for a father, were originally written in Swedish, but have been translated into 37 languages. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (though its exact Swedish-to-English translation is "men who hate women") film is being released in the US tomorrow, but it's in Swedish.
Will Americans squint for its subtitles? Maybe. Maybe not. But Hollywood doesn't care; its English version is already in the works.