Sony Gives Green Light to ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Sequels
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had a pretty disappointing box office run for Sony Pictures. Deadline reports that the adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel debuted domestically to mediocre numbers that fell a long way behind M:I4 and Sherlock Holmes. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo continued it’s underwhelming numbers by opening third on the UK charts, and “not as good as hoped for” numbers in throughout Europe.
However, this isn’t stoping Sony Pictures from moving forward with the sequels! The Girl Who Played With Fire has already been written by Steve Zaillian, and Zaillian is working on the script for the third installment: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.
According to Sony’s Studio Chief Pascal, they’re hoping to start shooting the sequel by the end of this year. According to Pascal, Sony expects The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to gross $300 million globally. It’s currently holding on longer than any other holiday movie in domestic box offices, despite execs thoughts that the film may not have been the best choice for a Christmas release.
A long rape scene may have been “a notch too dark for that window,” says on Sony exec. To add further to the challenge of the sequels succeeding, the main character Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) isn’t front and center in the books; however Sony has changed this in Zaillian’s script. We’ll see how the story plays out when shooting begins!
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