The Girl Who Played with Fire Will Still Get a Film Adaptation

Written by Curtis Sell January 09, 2012

The Girl Who Played with Fire Will Still Get an American Adaptation of the Book.

Despite the somewhat weaker then expected box office results for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sony still plans to adapt the sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo reportedly made only 100 million dollars, which is considered quite low because of the high promotion and production values of the film. Yet, Sony still plans to go ahead with the sequel and expects to start shooting in late 2012 or early 2013.

Steve Zaillian (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Moneyball) has already begun the script for The Girl Who Played with Fire. Fans of the book however, may not be happy as Deadline claims that: “As for book #2, its challenge is that title character Lisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara) isn’t much in it, but Sony has changed that, too, and [Steven] Zaillian’s script places her front and center again.” The actors who play the main protagonists, Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) and Rooney Mara (The Social Network) are already locked in for the sequel.

Interestingly enough, David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network), who directed the last film hasn’t yet signed on to the sequel. Much of the critical buzz around the film is often attributed to the contribution of David Fincher. If The Girl Who Played with Fire’s production remains on track we should expect to find out who will direct in the coming weeks.

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Curtis Sell is a first year UWO student whose interests include long walks on the beach, lengthy discussions about film and writing quirky Internet bios. You may contact him at

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