David Fincher's “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was one of the most anticipated films of 2011 but it turned out to be the most resounding box office flop as well. The two planned sequels will still happen, says a new report, but not starting with 2013.
Shortly after release, Sony announced that “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest” would most definitely
be made, with studio insiders placing the sequel for a 2013 release.
It won't go as planned, EW
reports: though the two other installments will still be made
, there really is no rush to get them out there.
Our money is on that Sony hopes fans will forget why they didn't want to see the first one, so they're giving them plenty of time for that.
“Dragon Tattoo screenwriter Steven Zaillian is still working on the script, and nothing will move forward until the screenplay is nailed down. [D]espite the uncertain timetable, the film is still definitely moving forward, although the source says that they are not in a rush and at this point there is no information about when it might be released,” EW notes.
Fincher could return to direct it, but it's not certain yet. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are long locked in their contracts to return.