Sony still developing Dragon Tattoo sequel

Box office performance has not altered plans

 

 

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Sony are still pressing ahead with development of The Girl Who Played With Fire, the sequel to the US remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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have had word from a Sony rep that “[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book,” after having been previously told by Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal that Fire was ‘definitely a go’, with a late-2013 release date earmarked.

Dragon Tattoo has so far taken $60m in the US, which is decent (if unexceptional) business, especially for a film with such defiantly adult subject matter.

According to EW’s contact, screenwriter Steve Zaillian is working on the Fire script as planned. Stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are contractually committed to sequels, although director David Fincher hasn’t yet signed on.

In a recent interview, Fincher revealed that, if he was to sign on, he’d want to shoot the sequels (Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest) back to back.

Fincher also called Zaillian’s Fire script “really good.”

While we wouldn’t be surprised if Fincher was reluctant to lock himself into a franchise, it’d be nice to see his take on the remainder of the Millennium trilogy.

His Dragon Tattoo may have suffered due to the proximity of the already-very-good Swedish film, but there’s plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the later two books, which were adapted into perfunctory, albeit entertaining, thrillers.

And, really, who doesn’t want to see Mara don the black garb and body art again?

Read Total Film's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo review.

Do you want to see Fincher tackle the sequels? Or were you disappointed with Dragon Tattoo? Comment now!

Comments

    • georgeWW

      Jan 3rd 2012, 16:01

      I am so happy about this don't know if I can wait till 2013 really hope Fincher gets onboard and finishes the trilogy seriously loved his take on the first book and enjoyed it more than the swedish version, which is undoubtedly an amazing film. THANK-YOU SONY

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    • joker16

      Jan 3rd 2012, 17:07

      Sooo happy to hear this. I'm really excited for the remaining 2 films since I think their stories are much more interesting than Dragon Tattoo. I can only pray that Fincher returns, cause without him, it's pointless. Oh, and people need to stop acting like this isn't doing well. It's currently at 72 million worldwide so..... yeah, pretty damn successful for an R rated adult thriller about rape, murder and misogyny. I've heard rumors that Sony is considering Dalidab for the part of Lisbeth's brother. They do have reservations, however. There's been heated debate about whether an audience can actually watch him on the screen for more than 30 seconds without vomiting.

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    • MikeyRix

      Jan 3rd 2012, 21:21

      It would be good if they developed a sequel but PLEASE cast someone else as Blomkvist. Daniel Craig, whilst not horribly miscast, felt wrong as the part - he's just too pretty! I enjoyed GWTDT more than expected, but...eh. @joker16 Ahhh, I wasn't the only one who heard those rumours then, haha!

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    • joker16

      Jan 3rd 2012, 22:03

      @KingofCock No you didn't, you a s s.

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