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Win a The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest Theatrical Poster Signed by Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander)!

Hey, Scott Green of AICN Anime here. This week, I have the pleasure of running a promotion outside my regular AICN domain. Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of The Girl Who Played With Fire,the second book in the Millennium trilogy that Stieg Larsson began with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, hits DVD in North America today (October 26th). The adaptation of the third book, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest, hits theatres this Friday (October 29th). THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE -- Synopsis: Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), Salander’s friend and Millennium’s publisher, is alone in his belief of Salander’s innocence. Digging deeper, Blomkvist unearths evidence implicating highly placed members of Swedish society – as well as shocking details about Salander’s past. He is desperate to get to her before she is cornered– but no one can find her anywhere. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest – Synopsis: the final installment of the “Millennium Trilogy” – Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life in more ways than one. In intensive care and charged with three murders, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. In honor of these releases, AICN has a prize pack to give away that includes a Noomi Rapace (Lisabeth Salander) signed THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS’ NEST theatrical poster, THE GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO and THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE DVDs and copies of all three Millennium Trilogy books. To win a the prize pack: Take a picture of your geeky/AICN relevant tattoo. If you don't have a tattoo, feel free draw a facsimile in ink that will wash off (or ink that wouldn't, your preference). Include something saying "Ain't It Cool News" in the shot, so we know that the picture wasn't just grabbed from online. Email the picture, along with your postal address and the subject line "Millennium Trilogy" to (it's not anime, but that's my contest email address) by Midnight, November 1, 2010. US residents/mailing addresses only please. (Sorry, for the restriction.)
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  • Oct. 26, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    i dont want

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost


  • Oct. 26, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Who? And what?

    by Heckles

    Sweedish AICN'ers, your day has come.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    If you don't know who Noomi Rapace is...

    by darthderp will by next year; she's confirmed for Sherlock Holmes 2 with Robert Downey Jr.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by fredjs

    Really? That is cool news! That gal can act. I've loved the casting in this series. I know where my ten bucks are going this weekend!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I've seen it and it's boring!

    by HopkinsBalls

    The first adaptation was good, but the second and third were made for TV (literally) and thusly suck balls..

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    by crappyfun

    Dragon Tattoo was great but Played With Fire was fucking atrocious! I won't even bother with this one...

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I havent watched these movies.Does she show flesh in them?

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    The third may be coming to theaters but...

    by SnootyBoots

    ...the first two are on Netflix Instant.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by HopkinsBalls

    Boobs in the first one, boobs and (I believe) bush in the second plus lesbian muff diving - she doesn't show shit in the third which made the experience all the more dreadful..

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    cool HopkinsBalls,tx for the info,i ll definetely check them.

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Switched gears while 1/3 into filming TV versions

    by the_rising

    When the film was a huge sensation the producer stopped filming, reworked the scripts for 2 and 3 and then basically went for the adult audience. Unfortunately, the complexities of the first film were not going to happen with the 2nd and 3rd after so much filming had taken place... RThey are still good movis, but pale compared to the first. The American remakes actually have a shot at besting films 2 and 3 and should do it handily. But can they best the first? No way. Can't see that happening.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by antonphd


  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    this is what swedish tv is like? holy fuck!

    by antonphd

    i'm moving to goddamned sweden!!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    The character's name is LISBETH, you idiot.

    by unfunnydude

    Unprofessional idiot. Check your fucking facts.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I saw that too. He quietly edited the heading

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    for those who didnt catch it, it originally said "Lisabeth". Did he even SEE the movies?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Just saw Noomi woman on Charlie Rose

    by mistergreen

    She's pretty!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST


    by Skraggo

    Noomi's boobs? She keeps showing her bare chest but I haven't seen any boobs yet. A couple of biscuits on top of some pectoral muscles? Yeah. Don't get your hopes up, KilliK. <p> Disclaimer: Nothing against Noomi Rapace. She's a fine actress, plays a badass character, and yeah... Who am I kidding? I'd have sweaty, filthy sex with her. But she's got nothing happening in the chestal region. Fact.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Agree with those that say.......

    by DocSavageFanFromWayBack

    First one was pretty great but both 2 and 3 got progressively worse. Some nudity but agree with Killik on size of boobs. Noomi can act her ass off and I look forward to seeing her opposite RDJ.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Can someone here please

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    Sum up in a few lines what is the primary appeal of this book (and now movie) series? It just seems so popular and yet to me looks pretty ordinary.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by emphatic

    Fact: In the books, Lisbeth Salander gets a boob job. Let's hope Fincher does this justice, or there will be some nerd rage for sure.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Noomi Rapace is the new Monica Bellucci

    by v1cious

    She broke out with a string of bold roles (Daisy Diamond, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...), only to be swallowed up by Hollywood and do a bunch of big budget popcorn movies. I really hope she can stay true to herself. There are very few Women who are smart, as well as great actresses.

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    i have no tatoos, and i cant draw.

    by shiekybaby

    guess i wont be getting this poster.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Congrats to Winner...

    by ScottGreen

    Andrew Caldwell. Working on putting together a winner/honorable mentions post.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Any news on the winer?

    by gusw666


  • Nov. 4, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    re: gusw666

    by ScottGreen

    see above. trying to get some kinks worked out in a showcase post. Thanks.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Just daw it...

    by gusw666

    Damn, didnt win, I really wanted this one!