stuff.co.nz - 20/12/2011
The longtime partner of late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson says he wouldn't have approved of merchandise being linked to this week's release of a Hollywood adaptation of his bestselling novel, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
"We would never have sold any rights for merchandising," Gabrielsson said. "It has nothing to do with books."
H&M has released a Dragon Tattoo Collection, created by costume designer Trish Summerville, that it says is inspired by Lisbeth Salander - the tattooed anti-heroine of Larsson's books and the film which opens Wednesday in the United States and in New Zealand on January 26.
Gabrielsson and Larsson were a couple for more than 30 years, but never married. Larsson didn't leave a will, so his brother and father inherited the rights to his works when he died of a heart attack at age 50 in 2004.
Full story at stuff.co.nz