Sony will move forward with ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’, but David Fincher isn’t a lock
‘The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo’ sequel moving forward at Sony despite underwhelming gross.
Though David Fincher’s ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was banned here in UAE, it was not the kind of success at the US box-office has Sony would have hoped for since it’s a big-budget adult thriller released in the prime holiday release slate. Sony admits that the problem itself was that the movie was released in a packed slate of big movies and the film itself wasn’t really a holiday film with its graphic adult scenes. This put into doubt whether Sony will go forward with the other two sequels that were planning to be shot back to back. But worry not, since Sony has said that it hasn’t changed plans to do so.
Deadline is reporting that the studio will move forward with the shooting of the second film in Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium Trilogy called ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’, which Steve Zillian is scripting for a shoot late this year or early next year. But plans of whether the third and second film will be shot back to back aren’t confirmed yet. Even more troubling is the fact that David Fincher himself isn’t a guarantee to return to the director’s chair. This isn’t an official announcement but an exec from the studio says that the next films might not have Christmas release date which might have turned people off considering the content of the film. He says: “It was too cocky of us. We might think about that next time.”
I honestly think it’s a pointless exercise if they can’t manage to get David Fincher on board. He’s the creative vision of the film and without him it would just be another remake which isn’t required since the Swedish films are hardly a year old. But let’s wait and see how this unfolds.
What do you think?