Monday, 30 November 2015

Dragon Tattoo sequel set to go ahead without Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara or David Fincher

When the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) remake failed to spark the franchise that Sony Pictures were hoping for, plans to adapt the second book in the Millennium series The Girl Who Played With Fire were promptly shelved. However, it now looks like the series is set to return, only without Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara or director David Fincher. News arrives via The Wrap that the studio are reportedly heading down the reboot route, with Steven Knight (Locke) making a deal to adapt The Girl In The Spider's Web.

According to The Wrap, Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) is the top choice to replace Mara as the series' heroine, Lisbeth Salander, though it is all still speculation at this stage.

The Girl In The Spider's Web is the fourth novel in Larsson's Millennium series and wasn't written by the late author at all, but by David Lagercrantz, hired by his estate to continue the books. Films adapted from Larsson's own books aren't entirely off the table either if The Girl In The Spider's Web goes ahead and is successful, as Sony Pictures already have a screenplay for The Girl Who Played With Fire, adapted by The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo screenwriter Steve Zaillian waiting to be used.

It remains to be seen whether Vikander ends up in the Salander role. She has certainly got plenty to keep her busy for now. She is currently on our screens alongside Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) in Burnt, is drawing awards talk for The Danish Girl, which arrives 1 January, has the next Bourne outing due29  July next year and stars with Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) in The Light Between Oceans, which isn't out until 6 January 2017.

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