The movies based on the novels of Stieg Larsson were produced in 2009 in Sweden, e.g. "Män som hatar kvinnor" by Niels Arden Oplev. It was published in many countries with new voices (e.g. German).
Only 2 years later in 2011 a remake was produced: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by David Fincher. Sometimes between an original and a remake there even lie decades.
What was the reason for a remake only 2 years afterwards? I heard rumors that they needed an English version (without subtitles and any translations), but that doesn't seem to make quite much sense to me.