Zaillian Already Adapting “Girl” Sequel

Despite the first film being over a year away, Deadline reports that Sony Pictures and scribe Steve Zaillian have begun talks for the scribe to adapt “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, the second entry in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy.

Zaillian penned the American adaptation of the first film, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, which begins shooting this fall with director David Fincher and producer Scott Rudin. Zaillian is said to still be tweaking the ‘Tattoo’ script in the lead-up to the shoot.

According to the site, Sony wants to move quickly on getting ‘Fire’ into production so as to fit Daniel Craig’s potentially busy schedule should “Bond 23” or a “Cowboys and Aliens” sequel suddenly become a major priority.

The Swedish-language film adaptation of the books, released in Europe last year, is currently in limited release in the U.S.