The US remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” could finally be getting a sequel, or is that a reboot? The fourth book in the series and first not written by Stieg Larsson “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” is the focus of the new film, skipping the novels “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl who played Kicked the Hornets Nest” .
Steven Knight is in early negotiations to adapt the bestseller for Sony Pictures. The report from the Hollywood Reporter also says there will be no return for “Dragon Tattoo” stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, and hence a way of totally rebooting the series.
This series follows socially awkward hacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and their exploits that involve cyber-criminals, spies and corrupt governments. The original book trilogy was adapted in Sweden and starred Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander and was a massive success, making $104 million on $13 million budget.
The US remake, 2011’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” made $233 million worldwide,on a $90 million budget and was seen as a slight disappointment given the global popularity of the books and performance by the original swedish film.
This report does make sense as at last report the stumbling block over a direct sequel to David Fincher’s remake was the pay demands of star Daniel Craig.