It's been a decent while since 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' premiered in theaters, launching Rooney Mara into stardom and giving Daniel Craig yet another beefy role to add to his resume. Despite the less-than-expected box office numbers, Sony was and still is planning the next sequel, 'The Girl Who Played With Fire.' So what's taking so long? Well, apparently they're weighing whether or not to cut Craig's character out of the script.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
One of the 2011's most hyped films was David Fincher's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' An adaptation of the hit novel (and remake of the Swedish film), it was hoped that Fincher and company would be adapting the trilogy of books for the big screen. But the follow up, 'The Girl Who Played With Fire,' won't be ready until 2014 at the earliest.
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' may have been a hit with the critics but it failed to make any real noise at the box office last holiday season. The American movie adaptation of the best-selling novel, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, was considered a loss despite taking in $231 million in box office receipts worldwide. So what's the status of the planned sequel?
Vulture picked up a set of alleged pre-production photos from the set of David Fincher's remake of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.' The images come courtesy of someone on Reddit, and show a more punky looking concept of Mara as hacker Lisbeth Salander. Fewer piercings and more tame makeup paint this version of Salander as slightly accessible, which makes the final choice for her appearance in the film infinitely more engaging in comparison. So what does the early version of Lisbeth look like?
Sometimes, great things come in similar pairings. Coke and Pepsi, for instance. Panda Express and Yoshinoya Beef Bowl! '30 Rock' and 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip'! Or perhaps best of all, 'Mad Men' and 'The Playboy Club'. We didn't say both things had to be successful.
It would seem that Sony Pictures, not keen on any property infringing upon their precious 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' franchise, applied enough legal pressure to effectively kill one of CBS' upcoming pilot dramas, entitled 'Quean'. What exactly did they have in common?