Even with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo slightly underperforming by Sony’s standards (over $230 million seems fine if you ask me), the studio has been consistently reassuring us that a sequel will be coming — but we’ve just never known when exactly. We do know that Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are both locked for the trilogy and now we’ve been most curious on David Fincher‘s involvement, or lack thereof.
Entertainment Weekly has a new update for us, which shifts the timetable of the project. It’s a bit obvious at this point that the film will not arrive in theaters next year as previously hoped, considering there’s been no movement on pre-production. But they confirm that Steven Zaillian is still hard at work, fine-tuning the script and now the plan is to hold tight on The Girl Who Played With Fire until that script is completely done.
This means 2014 would be the earliest we’d see the film and as for Fincher’s involvement, he still hasn’t said no and remains the first choice from the studio, but there is no official director attached at the moment. Sony has reportedly relaxed on putting the fast-track on this one and will simply wait things out. Hopefully this means that Fincher will jump to another project such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in between (or in my personal opinion, hand the reigns over to someone new).
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Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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