David Fincher’s cinematic rendition of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was a peculiar beast. On one hand, the auteur delivered a thrillingly stylish R-rated depiction of Lisbeth Salander — combined with Trent Reznor’s excellent score — that was wholly well-received. But, on the other, the film arrived within two years of its Swedish counterpart and failed to recoup Sony’s initial investment, making just $230 million worldwide.
Subsequently, any hope of a potential sequel based on Larsson’s The Girl Who Played With Fire were apparently extinguished. That said, Fincher may have recently rekindled some of that hope if a recent interview is anything to go by.
Whilst promoting his soon to be released thriller Gone Girl in Sweden, the filmmaker spoke to a local magazine and, as you’d expect, Google Translate provided a rather wonky interpretation. Nevertheless, the message is clear.
“I think because it [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now [has] huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book.”
We’ve known for some time that Fincher has a place in his heart for The Millennium Trilogy. Recently, reports suggested that, should a sequel move forward, Daniel Craig would not return to reprise his role as beady-eyed journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, whilst Rooney Mara’s involvement hinges on whether Sony gives the green light within the next two years.
At this stage, that fate of Fincher’s The Girl Who Played With Fire rests in the hands of Sony. Still, it’s interesting that the director’s nascent interpretation of the sequel would deviate from the source material, though whether it ever sees the light of day is another question entirely.
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Source: Film Divider