David Fincher’s take on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has been hotly anticipated for the best part of a year.
The first part of the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, arrived in cinemas both sides of the pond over Christmas and, while it has only done “OK “at the box office, you have to remember that this is a 158minute R-rated film. Two factors which still has a huge impact on how a property is marketed and exhibited in the U.S. Despite this, Sony is pressing ahead with the trilogy with the second book in the series, The Girl who played with Fire, scheduled for release in late 2013.
With Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig and most of the principal cast reportedly signed up for three films, the only question now is over David Fincher’s involvement. It would come as no great surprise to see him step aside and take on an Executive Producer role as you get the impression that he’s not really bothered “playing the game” with the studios any more than he has to these days.