David Fincher talks Dragon Tattoo sequels

He has seen a script

 

 

David Fincher has been doing the rounds promoting the imminent release of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Unsurprisingly, press conference talk has turned to his involvement in potential Dragon Tattoo sequels The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.

While he remains noncommittal, he did reveal that Steve Zaillian's script is "really good" and that if he was involved, he would shoot the sequels back-to-back.

On the sequels, he told indieWIRE: "Classically, movie studios don’t make deals with directors, even if there’s a hope that there’s going to be three [films], because they want to make sure you behave.”

“But yes, the second and third books are very much one story and it doesn’t seem prudent to me to go to Sweden for a year and then come back for a year, put out the second [film], go back to Sweden for a year, come back for a year…"

On the possibility of launching a franchise, Fincher added, "Do I want to see a sequel for this? I would be happy for everyone involved as that would mean a lot of people went to see it and enjoyed it. Do I need to see a sequel? No, there’s a little bit of an emotional cliffhanger at the end, but the story is complete."

Fincher also went on to add, "I haven’t given the second and third books near enough scrutiny to be able to comment on [them]. I’ve seen Steven's script for the second one and it’s really good."

Expect to get a better idea of the status of the sequels once Dragon Tattoo's opening weekend box office takings have been totted up.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo opens in the UK on Boxing Day.

Click here to read Total Film's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo review.

Are you hoping that Fincher will dive straight into the sequels? Let us know!

Comments

    • bachchan

      Dec 18th 2011, 15:56

      not to question Fincher's ability as an auteur, but why was this series remade when there are perfectly good foreign language versions out there? though this version may boast a bigger budget and brighter stars, doesn't mean the original efforts are rubbish. the Hollywood machine seems happy just to remake successful foreign language movies, and with more in the pipeline (the secret in their eyes, cell211, etc) there seems no end in sight. studios seem to doubt our ability to read subtitles, or believe a story unles it has someone we recognise in it? shame.

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    • Heisenberg

      Dec 18th 2011, 17:07

      Bachchan, its more than likely cause for every person who would happily watch a subbed movie(myself included), there are probably 5+ who won't. Not everyone wants to sit and read subtitles during a movie, its their own personal inclination not to do it. It doesn't make them bad people or lazy, and they should not be judged by it, but hollywood obviously realises there is a big market for foreign films being made in english and have grabbed the bull by the horns. Its not a bad thing, it makes the movie reach a wider audience, and if the people who enjoy the english version might just then deicide to watch the original, that can only be a good thing. I personally haven't seen this original movie, nor do i have any real inclination too, don't know why being honest, but i just don't want to watch it, but i will happily watch the english version knowing Fincher is at the helm.

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    • Heisenberg

      Dec 18th 2011, 18:49

      What the frak did that just say? I feel like my eye's have just been raped.

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 18th 2011, 19:07

      To be fair, good hollywood remakes of foreign films allow viewers (who would of been turned off by subtitles) to seek out the original and make up their own mind on which version is superior. Expect to see a remake of Lebanon set in an M1 Abrams (obviously not called Lebanon).

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 18th 2011, 21:22

      This really irritates me. And not just Dalidab's idiotic ramblings, although the moron does have a point. The original swedish films AREN'T VERY GOOD. They're average adaptations of some incredible books that miss out tons of plot and subtleties (and the two sequels actually fall apart under the strain and chop the story to shreds). Don't mistake the talents of Noomi Rapace, Nyquist and Stieg Larson shining through and lifting the quality of those films for the films themselves being 'amazing'. They're not- it's simply because the books are so popular that they were hyped so much, and it's only because the books were so good that the films are any good at all (mainly down to Rapace). Fincher is a very talented director, he obviously cares a lot about the film he's made, and he's far more competent than the directors that butchered the two sequels to Girl with a Dragon Tattoo.

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 19th 2011, 1:31

      Ah sorry Dalidab, I take it back. You don't have a point at all in that case. Have you read the books?

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    • joker16

      Dec 19th 2011, 6:23

      @writerdave I've been out of the loop for a while, when did Dalidab make a new name for himself?

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    • Heisenberg

      Dec 19th 2011, 8:48

      @joker, he has been banned twice now in the last month or so due to his general arseholeness.

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    • SiMan

      Dec 19th 2011, 14:17

      I also did was not overly amazed by the original 'Tatoo' film - haven't seen any of the sequels, but am i correct in thinking in Sweden they were released as a TV show initially and had a much longer running time. Didn't the theatrical release cut a load of stuff out?

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 19th 2011, 15:15

      You haven't read the books and you really can't be bothered reading them. That pretty much sums you up doesn't it Dalidab, ranting about remakes of books you haven't even read.

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    • joker16

      Dec 19th 2011, 15:17

      @Heisenberg lol, classic. And I love the new name, nothing even remotely pretentious about it.

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