Friday, December 11, 2009

Poll Results: Most popular upcoming book-to-film adaption

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.


  1. Thanks for sharing the poll results, Craig. I can't say I'm surprised at the outcome, but it is interesting to actually see.

  2. I agree with Margot. Thanks for letting us know the results. I'm not surprised at the results, but I didn't think that Larsson's novel would get over half the votes.

  3. Hi Craig,
    I had the pleasure of seeing GWTDT in Paris during the summer. Posters for it were plastered all over the metro, and I couldn't resist. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
    Begs a question though, doesn't it? With the popularity of the book, isn't it likely that somebody is going to come along and do a remake in English.
    My concern is that they might ruin it. There's something about seeing it in Swedish - makes is "realer" somehow.