THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE Is a Go at Sony Pictures
I wasn't sure if we were going to see the sequel to David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The movie didn't end up doing too well at the box office and completely underperformed. It has only made $60 million domestically since it was released, but according to a rep at Sony Pictures The Girl Who Played With Fire is going to move forward regardless of its box office performance.
According to a Sony Pictures rep “[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book,” Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal told EW back in November that "The Girl Who Played With Fire was definitely a go, with a targeted late-2013 release date." The Sony rep went on to say that “development continues on the sequel and Steven Zaillian is still working on the script as planned." There's no confirmation of David Fincher's involvement yet, but he's said in previous interviews that he wants to direct the entire trilogy so chances are he'll be back for the sequel. As far as the actors are concerned, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are already signed on and ready to go for the final two movies.
I thought Fincher did a hell of a job bringing this story to life on the big screen, and I hope he ends up officially taking on this sequel. He's proven that he can bring fans the solid adaptation that they are looking for. What do you think about Sony moving forward with the sequel, are you excited about it?
Here's the description of the sequel from the book:
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.