In an interview with The Wrap, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal says there’s no intention to tone down the darkness of their planned American film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and its two sequels.
“That’s why we hired David Fincher. We’re going to really do this, in all their glory. Otherwise why do it? They’re very R-rated movies. It’s the shock of what’s really going on underneath the surface of society. If you don’t actually make good on that, you haven’t told the story” says Pascal.
At present they are working out the production timeline for the trilogy – “I’m going to try to get these movies out as fast as possible. But, you know, we’ll have the first one next Christmas. And hopefully, the next two as quick as I can get them. we’re trying to figure that out now.”
Of course the other big question, will Fincher direct “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” as well? “Yeah, I would like it. I’m hoping he will. And he’s hoping he will.”