“I think because it [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script so it will result in something. The script that we now have a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book.” – David Fincher
The film was based on the popular book by Stieg Larsson, which of course is part of a trilogy which starred Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist. The film pulled in $232 million at the worldwide box office.
If you are a fan of the book series, you are not going to be happy. The planned sequel will be extremely different from the books “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets”. I’ve never understood this about most films adapted from books. Why change the source material? I understand loosely adapting it or changing certain aspects etc. But to overhaul the film and create something drastically different is beyond me. Do yourself a favor and check out the 2009 Swedish trilogy starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist – you won’t be disappointed.