Not much movement has taken place recently on “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” the follow-up to David Fincher’s 2011 film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s bestseller “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”.
Two years ago Andrew Kevin Walker was hired to rewrite the script for the film, and since then not much has happened. Fincher himself though seems to think the movie will get made, telling Swedish news site Afton Bladet (and translated):
“I think because Sony has already spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something. The script that we have now has huge potential, I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book.”
Fincher’s ‘Dragon Tattoo’ generated $102 million domestically and $232 million worldwide, but from a costly $90 million budget. The Swedish language version produced two years earlier generated $104 million worldwide on a budget of just $13 million.