Well, for the past three weeks or so on this blog I've been running a poll asking readers which upcoming book-to-film adaptation they are most looking forward to.
The results have been interesting - largely as I expected with the English-subtitled adaptation of Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO leading the way with 52% of the vote. Perhaps surprisingly, Dennis Lehane's SHUTTER ISLAND (admittedly directed by Martin Scorcese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio) scraped in for 2nd, with 4 votes.
The film adaptation of Larsson's masterpiece stars Michael Nyquist as Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as the irrepressible Salander, and has already grossed over $100 million at the box office in Europe. It is the most successful local film of all time at the Nordic box office. You can watch the English-subtitled trailer HERE.
I am actually going to be watching this myself on Monday night, at a function held by Allen & Unwin publishers (who distribute the Larsson books in New Zealand). I'm really looking forward to it - though I will also be looking to watch some of the other three as well, after Xmas.
The results of the poll are set out below:
Thanks for participating. I really appreciate all the votes, and the comments people have made.