While David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” pulled in $232 million in 2011, there’s been no official confirmations that the next two books in the Stieg Larsson trilogy, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Next,” will be adapted into English-language films (the Swedish versions came out in 2009). However, Fincher revealed recently that he has hope for the possibility.
The director said that Sony, the producer of “Dragon Tattoo,” would likely do “something” with the work that’s already been done on the sequels.
“I think because (Sony) already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something,” he told Swedish site Afton Bladet (via Film Divider, which provided translation), talking about Steven Zaillian’s screenplays.
“The script that we now have has huge potential. I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book,” he went on.
The original English-language “Dragon Tattoo” starred Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig and won various accolades, including a best actress Oscar nomination for Mara.
Meanwhile, though, Fincher is busy promoting another adaptation: “Gone Girl,” based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller and coming out Oct. 3.