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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequels are still go, says Sony

01.03.2012by: Eric Walkuski
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It has made approximately $72 million worldwide in a little over ten days, but David Fincher's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is currently seen as a disappointment. Perhaps it's the fact that the book series it's based on, Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy", which features the unique and beloved character of Lisbeth Salander, has sold somewhere in the area of 40 million copies worldwide - a figure you'd assume would translate into easy money for an A-list Hollywood adaptation made by a top-notch director and starring James Bond himself. Alas, the film is only doing "respectable" business, and that can easily be construed as "box office flop" in Hollywood.

However, Sony is not about to pull the plug on their grand scheme to bring Larsson's entire trilogy to the big screen. Entertainment Weekly reached out to a Sony representative about the future of the Millennium trilogy, and received word that “development continues” on the sequel, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE. Apparently, DRAGON TATTOO scribe Steven Zaillian is plugging away on the screenplay as we speak. (Back in mid-December, before the first film came out, Fincher remarked that the two presumed sequels would likely shoot back-to-back when they were given the go-ahead.)

Of course Sony would say this; the studio isn't about to jump to conclusions after their movie has been out less than two weeks. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO has an excellent shot at surpassing the all-important $100 million domestic mark within the month (word of mouth appears to be pretty good), and DVD/Blu-ray sales are certain to be plentiful.

Still, at a time when the studios are being very cost conscious and wary about the flicks they greenlight, there's always the outside chance that THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE will not be seen as the safe bet it once might have been.

Extra Tidbit: Have you see THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO yet? If so, what'd you think?
Source: EW

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9:27PM on 01/03/2012
It was a great and uncompromising movie. I want Fincher back badly, this could be his LOTR.
It was a great and uncompromising movie. I want Fincher back badly, this could be his LOTR.
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2:52PM on 01/03/2012

Awesome!

If they get everyone on board, Fincher and the writers included, this'll be awesome.
If they get everyone on board, Fincher and the writers included, this'll be awesome.
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2:02PM on 01/03/2012
I've yet to check out the Swedish sequels will hopefully do so soon, but given that I saw the original only weeks before the remake and I was still hooked watching the remake, I welcome the sequels. By all accounts I've heard story wise there's room for improvement (before anyone freaks out at me as I said I'm only going by others and reviews not my personal opinion as I have no idea yet), perhaps Fincher is the guy for this.
I've yet to check out the Swedish sequels will hopefully do so soon, but given that I saw the original only weeks before the remake and I was still hooked watching the remake, I welcome the sequels. By all accounts I've heard story wise there's room for improvement (before anyone freaks out at me as I said I'm only going by others and reviews not my personal opinion as I have no idea yet), perhaps Fincher is the guy for this.
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12:16PM on 01/03/2012
I think the problem is that overseas the original trilogy was very successful, not only in Larson's country, everywhere. And the audiences don`t wants to see the same movie again with different actors. This remake is mostly for US audiences, if the movie doesn't works there, don`t waste your money in sequels.
I think the problem is that overseas the original trilogy was very successful, not only in Larson's country, everywhere. And the audiences don`t wants to see the same movie again with different actors. This remake is mostly for US audiences, if the movie doesn't works there, don`t waste your money in sequels.
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