When it was first announced that Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig would be starring in David Fincher’s English language remake of the Swedish hit THE GIRL WITH THEDRAGON TATTOO, the first question on everyone’s mind was when/if they would start filming the sequels. The original trilogy starred Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist and covered all three of Stieg Larsson’s novels. Although the original films were an international sensation, Fincher’s film didn’t inspire the obsession in America that the Swedish version did around the world. Personally, I thought it was fantastic and was one of my favorite films of the year, but the only thing that matters these days is a film’s box office return and in that regard, $102 million, although successful, is on the border as to whether or not a sequel is a done deal.
But for those of you that are looking forward to seeing Rooney Mara back in action as Lisbeth Salander, you’re in luck. EW is reporting that screenwriter Steven Zaillian is hard at work on the script for THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE and the film might see the light of day in 2014. To date, this is the best indication we’ve gotten that Sony will move forward with the sequel. And don’t worry about Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig; both of them are already signed on for the trilogy. The only question is whether or not David Fincher will return to the director’s chair.