Despite underperforming at both domestic and international box offices, Sony has confirmed the final two film adaptations in Stieg Larsson’s “Millenium Trilogy.” According to Box Office Mojo, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has only made just above $106m at the box office on a $90m budget. Despite making a profit, Sony was expecting more from the film, given the source’s popularity amongst flight passengers and hype readers. Of course, when you release an R-rated film during the holiday season, it’s not gonna catch fire in the way you would hope.
Regardless, Sony is going forward with The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest with a goal of late 2012 to begin shooting, confirming our earlier report of Sony getting started on the sequel, while also confirming the final entry in the trilogy. Screenwriter Steven Zaillian has already finished the adapting the second book and is currently working on the final. There are conflicting reports about whether or not director David Fincher is attached. It was originally reported that Fincher had signed a three film deal, but Deadline reports that Sony hasn’t tapped Fincher yet.
What do you think about the prospect of two more films starring a badass Rooney Mara and a not-James Bond Daniel Craig?[via Deadline, via Box Office Mojo]