'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' gets a new app(Read article summary)
An app released by the original publisher of Sieg Larsson's "Millennium" series lets users hunt for computer hacker protagonist Lisbeth Salander.
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â€śGirl with the Dragon Tattooâ€ť fever is raging hotter than ever with last month's release of the American film version of the thriller. Now, a new app called â€śChasing Salanderâ€ť is allowing fans to spend even more time with their favorite computer hacker.
The app was created by Norstedts, the publishing house in Sweden that first released Stieg Larssonâ€™s best-selling trilogy. Larsson's books feature hacker Lisbeth Salander and the journalist Mikael Blomkvist who initially team up to solve a mystery about a prominent Swedish family. In â€śChasing Salander,â€ť the user plays a man sent to find and kill Salander.
Through the app, the assassin goes to 14 locations that are mentioned in the original three books of the "Millennium" series, with a script by Swedish writer-director Fredrik T Olsson. The locations are depicted through photos taken by photographer Pieter ten Hoopen. A map showing the various locations is also included and Swedish actor Shanti Roney reads the script.Â
The introductory price for the app is $4.99, but will rise to $6.99.
Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.