‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’ Delays 2013 Release Date

Sony's sequel to ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ is stalled because Steven Zaillian hasn't finished writing the script.
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‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’ Delays 2013 Release Date

The Girl Who Played With Fire will not come out in 2013Back in January, Sony reps revealed that their sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, is still in the works, with Steven Zaillian writing the script. The studio was planning on a late 2013 release, although that is not the case anymore.

Steven Zaillian is still working on the script, and nothing will move ahead until they have the screenplay locked in. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher remains the top choice to make this follow-up, although no deals are in place yet. Insiders claim that Sony isn't in any rush to push this sequel along quickly.

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have deals in place to return as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo took in $233 million worldwide, from a $90 million production budget.

The Girl Who Played with Fire is in development .

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  • Caitlin-Marie • 2 years ago

    It is all a money issue..not so much "artistic" delays according to all the news at any rate.

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    • Caitlin-Marie • 2 years ago

      I saw the Sweedish version, and thought it was very good.Sony should suck it up and just finish this movie already it can not cost that much money...what is taking so long????

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      • Ebm-Gypsy • 2 years ago

        I so loved this American version, I have it playing now lolz, I am really looking forward to the sequel. I am a big fan of the original 3 Sweedish films with Noomi Rapace

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        • Asiyah-A-Ali • 2 years ago

          I wish they would hurry up with it. Beyond excited for the sequel. Daniel Craig and Rooney Hara were brilliant!

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          • J-Black • 2 years ago

            The scripts not finished? Stieg Larsson already wrote it, shouldn't take that long to adapt or copy the Swedish version. I'm really not a fan of Rooney Mara, Noomi Rapace did it so much better.

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            • Nette-Villabeza • 3 years ago

              can't wait to watch this.hoho

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              • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                @bawnian-dexeus Ha true true @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I think Fincher will come back, he seemed to be interested in directing the whole trilogy in an interview. If its better than its predecessor than that will be amazing

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                • mwheeler1324 • 3 years ago

                  So glad they are making a sequel to this movie. I never read the book or seen the other movie version this movie. But I loved this movie it was captivating good story the cast was great. I really was surprised how much got into this movie. So looks like they want to make the next one even better then the first one or just as good.

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                  • phatalphd • 3 years ago

                    ehh, I gave up caring for this trilogy. The swedish version (?) is superb.

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                    • basquat • 3 years ago

                      @stiles Now that's true. It's strange to, cause in the US version they stayed extremely true to the book, except for that one thing. And it was a completely unnecessary change to make

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                      • stiles • 3 years ago

                        @basquat Der, my bad - I meant to say the victims identity and by that I meant:

                        MASSIVE SPOILERS

                        Book: The real Anita Vanger lives in London and is traced by Plague and Salander. Blomkvist goes to talk to her and they tap her house. They overhear the conversation between Anita and another woman immediately after Mikael leaves. Shortly thereafter, Mikael goes to visit Harriet who has taken Anita's name and now lives in Australia.

                        Film: The real Anita Vanger died of breast cancer. Harriet takes over Anita's name when she moves to Australia.

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                        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                          Delays are usually a good sign that they are trying to make sure the film is being done correctly

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                          • basquat • 3 years ago

                            @stiles What? They didn't change the killer.

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                            • jasdjqs • 3 years ago

                              Dont rush it

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                              • moviegeek • 3 years ago

                                Get it right or don't do it.

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                                • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                  @ROFLitschristian@SherlockHolmes2009@narrator@skywise@thedude-abides Long as they don't get greedy (Ha!) we're good. Dunno why studios even rush movies one year after the other, this isn't bloody Twilight. So yeah, patience from both ends.

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                                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 3 years ago

                                    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx@ROFLitschristian I agree with both of you. I dont want Zallian to rush this, I want it to be just as good as Dragon Tattoo, which has become one of my more recent favorite films

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                                    • SpaceCowboy • 3 years ago

                                      Nothing wrong with that.

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                                      • narrator • 3 years ago

                                        Agreed, @thedude-abides. I'm more than willing to patiently wait if the sequel is as f*cking awesome as it's american predecessor and/or Swedish counterpart.

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                                        • ridgl • 3 years ago

                                          I'm honestly surprised that they're doing another.

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