Lisbeth Salander goes fauxhawk in the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest trailer

As David Fincher's work on adapting Stieg Larsson's acclaimed "Millennium Trilogy" just begins, the original Swedish movies are now coming to a close (here in the US, at least -- the last movie came out almost a year ago in its home country).

If you haven't read the books or seen the first two adaptations with the fierce Noomi Rapace in the lead role (or you're just holding out for the pseudo-Americanized versions), then consider this entire synopsis a SPOILER:

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST is the third and final film adaptation of the best-selling Millennium trilogy written by the late Swedish author, Stieg Larsson (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE).

Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge -- against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST brings back Noomi Rapace in the starring role of the pierced and tattooed genius computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist, the crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, and Lena Endre (Erika Berger) the editor of the magazine and Blomkvist's occasional lover.

The movie hits US theaters October 29, 2010.

Extra Tidbit: I think of HORNET'S NEST as the Lisbeth HARD TO KILL, but with less aikido.
Source: Music Box



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