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‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Still On Track, But…


David Fincher’s big-screen remake of the late Stieg Larsson’s dark, controversial novel, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, was a solid piece of filmmaking and one which I loved. Already adapted in its Swedish homeland to critical acclaim, along with sequels THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST, it came no surprise Hollywood came calling and a huge money-spinning hit was expected on the back of both the cult trio of novels and films. One especially with Bond favourite Daniel Craig in the lead, alongside the stunning Oscar-nominated newcomer, Rooney Mara, as the tormented heroine of the title.

On a budget of around $90million, the film went on to gross just over $230 million worldwide which may seem impressive for an R rated film, but Sony expected so much more. It’s this reason why the studio have yet to officially commit and move forward with the sequel, despite initially signing both leads up for the aforementioned follow-ups. Murmurs around Tinseltown suggest the film will happen in the near future, but star Craig may have his role significantly reduced in order to keep costs down or even written out completely if a deal can’t be struck. It’s a tricky situation as Steven Zaillian’s script has been complete and ready to go for quite some time, so re-writes are going to be difficult. Fincher’s slate is also full for the next few years so if a sequel does happen, don’t expect him helm.

We’ll keep you updated, as always.

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter


Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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  1. bfg666

    Feb 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Are they kidding? Those greedy bastards won 140 mil and they’re still whining? They can give me the money if it makes them so unhappy…

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