Sony Plans to Release DRAGON TATTOO Sequels in 2016 and 2017
It doesn’t look like Sony Pictures is done with the Dragon Tattoo series. David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was freakin’ amazing, and fans have been hoping to see the studio adapt the other two books in the trilogy as well. According to some more leaked emails, it looks like they are planning on it. The last bit of news we heard regarding the sequel came from Fincher, who said,
"I think because it [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book."
Not only are they going to make the next two installments of the franchise, but they are also prepared to buy the rights to the fourth book coming out. This news comes from a Brazilian site called overtice.com.br. Here’s a rough translation of an email that was sent to Amy Pascal:
“I asked Kassie about when we would have the manuscript of the 4th book, as it was promised for the end of the year. The manuscript is almost finished and the Swedish publisher is apparently quite happy. But there's a problem ... they will not have an English translation until March. (Worldwide release date is August).
“They offered us two options; 1) they give us a detailed version of 40 summary pages, I imagine that in English; 2) We ship fluent in Swedish player to read the book and come back with the recommendation.
“But she also informed me that the family of Steig and the Zodiac, new owner of the publisher Yellow Bird, are against the idea of TV series.”
This was sent by the person who is obviously negotiating the rights to the book. Here is the response from Pascal:
"I feel better now ... I only care when do Cleo and Dragon."
The site who read the emails goes on to say that Pascal has a list of films for release in the future. The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest are both on that list for release in 2016 and 2017.
I assume Fincher, Rooney Mara, and Daniel Crag will all return to the franchise, but there were no details on that in the emails. Apparently one of Craig’s representatives said that despite the first film being extraordinary, it was too depressing to be released around Christmas time and advised Pascal not release the sequels during the holidays like they did the first time around.
Fincher's first film in the series was a masterpiece, and I’m looking forward to seeing these sequels!