For those of you who were wondering if David Fincher's sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was still happening, you'll be happy to know that it's still in the works. We just won't see it in 2013.
According to EW the screenwriter of the first film, Steven Zaillian, is currently working on the script for The Girl Who Played With Fire. As of right now Fincher is not officially attached to direct the movie, but he's expected to return.
According to inside sources the studio is definitely moving forward with the movie, but they're not in a rush to get it made, so there's absolutely no timetable on when it will go into production or get released. At this point everything hinges on the script that's being written.
Back in November, Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal revealed that both Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig were locked down for the sequel. I'm sure the sequel will eventually get made, it's just a matter of being patient.
I loved what Fincher did with the first movie in the trilogy, and I hope he does officially come back on board to make the sequel. Do you prefer the Fincher version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo or the Swedish version? Are you looking forward to seeing Fincher make a sequel?
Here's the description of the book for The Girl Who Played with Fire:
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.
But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander—the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.
As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.