Before David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was released, the plan had been to make movies from Stieg Larsson’s other Millennium Trilogy novels as quickly as possible. However when it didn’t become a big hit, Sony slightly put the breaks on a sequel, hiring Steven Zaillian to write a script for The Girl Who Played With Fire, but with no rush to go into production.
Many has assumed that with little heard about the film for months, all hope had been lost of ever seeing the movie. But now ThePlaylist reports that Andrew Kevin Walker has been hired to rewrite Zaillian’s script. Walker is best known for writing Seven, and also worked with David Fincher on his now-dead take on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Walker has apparently been working quietly on the project and is now nearly done with his draft. Of course, that doesn’t mean Sony is immediately going to give the movie the greenlight, especially as David Fincher is now busy putting together Gone Girl, while Daniel Craig is on Broadway from October to January, and will also be shooting the next Bond movie next year, which means it’ll be a few years before we see a Dragon Tattoo sequel if it does happen.
It still looks like The Girl Who Played With Fire is a long way from becoming a reality, but it’s certainly the best news we’ve had on the project for a long time.