Friday, March 23, 2012


No, this isn't one of our daily "ASOTV" showcases, literary edition.....

In the latest 'Grimm' episode ("The Plumed Serpent"), Portland detective Nick Burkhardt was investigating an arson case which involved one of the "wesen", a creature known as a "Daemonfeuer".

From Wikipedia:
Daemonfeuer (DAY-mon-foy-uhr) are dragon-like creatures. There are not a lot of these around anymore. Daemonfeuer can cough up vapor produced of their own fat which is highly flammable. Igniting the produced vapor makes them appear as if breathing fire. Daemonfeuer is a combination of the German words for demon and fire. First seen in "Plumed Serpent".

A stripper/performance artist named Ariel was the daughter of the suspect and she knew that Nick was staring at the tattoo of a dragon on her back when he entered her dressing room.

"I got it long before the books," she said simply.

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" exists only in two fictional universes so far - the Literary one and the Movie Universe. (Eventually its two sequels will join it in the Cineverse as well.) For the TV Universe, it is only considered as a book and a movie.


Recently Sony, who controls these Stieg Larsson properties, put pressure on CBS regarding their proposed pilot 'Quean'. To be produced by Warner Bros. TV and Silver Pictures, 'Quean' was going to be about a girl who could hack computers working for a private eye.

The show's creator agreed to overhaul the concept so that she would now be working for a law firm. I think the show's original concept was generic enough, but Sony wasn't satisfied. An outside law firm advised CBS to just drop the whole project and so now it's dead.

It's a shame, too, if only because I like that title of 'Quean'.

Since Sony was so adamant on this, I'm thinking that they plan on some day creating a TV show about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist - probably once the movie trilogy has run its course. And so they didn't want any clones, no matter how slight the resemblance, to be littering and diluting the TV Landscape.


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