When David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" underperformed in theaters, many Hollywood insiders questioned whether Sony Pictures would still be interested in developing its sequel. Steve Elzer, a representative for the Sony Pictures, has confirmed that "The Girl Who Played with Fire (2013)" is "moving forward."
Elzer confirmed that the sequel remains on target for a end of the year 2013 release. "Dragon Tattoo" lead stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are already aboard and set to reprise their roles as Lisbeth and Mikael respectively. They're likewise contractually bound to star in its follow-up "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest".
"Dragon Tattoo", which cost an estimated $90 million to make, was released in the United States. on December 20th, and it has raked in over $200 million domestically. Which is a lot more than the $104 million earned by the 2009 Swedish adaptation.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" follows the mystery surrounding the long-unsolved disappearance of an heiress. A journalist recently railroaded by a libel case and a young female hacker team up to solve it, stirring up bundles of personal and industrial corruption along the way.