As much as I liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I don’t think I’m alone in suspecting that a good portion of its quality was due to David Fincher‘s direction/shepherding. Sure, Rooney Mara was outstanding in the title role, rightfully getting Oscar nominated (she would have been my pick to win too, of the nominees, at least), and I’d enjoy seeing her return to the character, but without Fincher? Then it gets hairy. Well, if reports like this are to be believed, Sony might be moving ahead with sequels, and obviously Fincher won’t be involved. Considering the acrimony between him and the studio, it’s not surprising. At one point, he was going to direct The Girl Who Played with Fire, but if that film does get made (Steven Zaillian has done multiple drafts over the years), it will be with a new director. One odd idea mentioned so far has that book and the third one The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest being combined into one film, partly due to the fourth book in the series coming out and Sony having the rights to it. It all seems a bit messy, but the new book The Girl in the Spider’s Web seems to have the studio interested in more Lisbeth Salander stories, so I guess we can only stay tuned and see what happens.
–Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!