Sony Moving Forward With ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’

Despite what some have considered a commercial failure for David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Sony is reportedly ready to move forward with the sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Steve Zaillan has apparently already completed the screenplay and Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara (YES!) are contracted to return not only for Fire, but also the third in the trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Some reports even suggest that the sequels may film back to back, the argument being that they are one giant story split in two anyway, which I happen to agree with. The only variable here is whether David Fincher will return to direct.

To be honest, my guess is that he won’t. David Fincher is an innovative director and I doubt that he will want to make a film that doesn’t necessarily challenge him. His biggest challenge for Dragon Tattoo was Rooney Mara and I think everyone can agree that they both knocked it out of the park.

Even if Fincher doesn’t return, I doubt Sony will hire an untrustworthy director for this difficult material. As for casting, does anyone else think that Bryan Cranston would be perfect as Zalachenko? Or perhaps Mickey Rourke? Do you even want to see more of Lisbeth Salander? I mean, how could you not, but if you don’t you are not permitted to visit my blog anymore. Sound off on your ideas for the sequel in the comment’s section!

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~ by mattsmoviethoughts on January 11, 2012.

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