The Girl Who Played With Fire Movie Still Happening But Won't Get A 2013 Release

Those hoping to see a follow-up to the 2011 murder mystery The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo may eventually get their wish. But from what's being reported, it doesn't sound like it's going to happen any time in the near future. On the bright side, there is still reportedly a script in the works.

Based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was the adaptation of the first book in the series, and starred Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig as a journalist and a computer hacker who team up to solve a murder. Since its release in 2011, fans have been waiting for word on the adaptation of the next book. The Girl Who Played with Fire, which has Lisbeth set as a suspect to the murder of two reporters. Entertainment Weekly posted the latest update on the project, stating that a source close to the production says Steven Zaillian is still working on the script and that things won't move forward until the screenplay is finished. There's no confirmation on whether or not David Fincher will return to direct, but EW says he's still first choice and "hasn't ruled out returning."

At this point, it sounds like the schedule for production is undetermined, but fans shouldn't expect it to arrive in theaters next year, as was hoped. Still, EW's sources sound confident that the movie will eventually get made. And hopefully when the time comes, Mara and Craig will be available and on board to return.

For those fans who haven't seen it already and aren't averse to subtitles, Netflix has the Swedish adaptation of The Girl Who Played with Fire available streaming.

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