Sony acquires rights to Stieg Larrson’s Millennium Trilogy.

After months of negotiations, Sony has acquired the English language rights to Stieg Larrson’s Millennium trilogy. That trilogy features THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. All three books were made into very successful Swedish language films.

Yellow Bird productions, the company that produced the Swedish films, will work with Columbia pictures to develope the English language films.

David Fincher (SEVEN, ZODIAC) has apparently agreed to direct THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO with Steven Zaillian (SCHINDLER’S LIST, GANGS OF NEW YORK) handling screenwriting duties. I say Fincher is apparently directing because there are conflicting reports by reputable sources.

No word on casting yet, but there are rumors that Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan (AN EDUCATION)would play hacker Lisbeth Salander.