Good things come to those who wait, they say, so hopefully that means the wait for a sequel to The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo will be worth it, because we won’t be seeing one until sometime after next year. A source has said that even though the studio had hoped to release the sequel sometime in 2013, Steve Zaillian is still putting some final touches on the script and nothing will move forward until he’s satisfied with what’s on the page. Sounds reasonable to me. The real question is whether or not David Fincher will return to direct. He’s the studio’s first choice, but he hasn’t committed to the project just yet. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have both been confirmed as returning as Blomkvist and Salander, but with no official time table for the film’s release it’s hard to say for sure when we may see it.
I enjoyed last years The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, as well as the original Swedish film, and I’m certainly always up for another Fincher picture, whatever it may be. My only issue with this franchise is how convoluted it may become. If there’s a man with deft enough hands to smooth everything out, it’s definitely David Fincher, so I suppose we’ll just have to cross our fingers and exercise a little patience until we get further news.[EW via First Showing]