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Audiences couldn’t get enough of Rooney Mara as a punk hacker weirdo in David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Although the director made a commitment to adapt the next two films/books in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, there hasn’t been any news about their status for some time. Fincher has been busy as executive producer of the Netflix series House of Cards (directing a few episodes here and there), and he’s awaiting the release of the highly anticipated Gone Girl — an adaptation of the popular Gillian Flynn novel (in theaters October 3). But Vulture reports that despite Fincher’s workload, he’s still interested in filming the other Stieg...
- Alison Nastasi
This fall brings the release of Gone Girl, David Fincher‘s first theatrical release since 2011′s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In between the two films, he was circling several others including the Dragon Tattoo follow-up The Girl Who Played with Fire and Disney’s Jules Verne adaptation 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The latter is definitely […]
The post David Fincher Explains What Killed ’20,000 Leagues’, Still Hopes for ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
A couple years ago, David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) was knee-deep in location scouting for an adaptation of Jules Verne’s seminal science fiction novel, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Disney. After several delays and casting shakedowns, the project failed to materialize and Fincher moved on to adapting Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl instead.
It were those disputes over casting that eventually put the kibosh on the adaptation, according to Fincher. He was recently interviewed by Little White Lies and spoke candidly about the things going on behind the scenes that sunk 20,000 Leagues, saying:
“You get over $200 million — all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties. Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters in the film, once we got past one or two names which made them very comfortable, making a movie at that price, it became this »
- James Garcia
Two years ago, David Fincher wasn’t immersed in the pages of Gillian Flynn’s acclaimed thriller Gone Girl; rather, the revered director was location shooting for another project that was between his crosshairs. That ill-fated production was a blockbuster adaptation of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
And while the film looked on track following approved tax rebates from the Australian government, disagreements over casting choices irrefutably put the brakes on Fincher’s big screen rendition of Jules Verne’s eponymous novel. So, now that the director has seemingly moved on from the underwater adventure, Fincher spoke candidly with Little White Lies and revealed why the modern retelling of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is still sleeping with the fishes.
“You get over $200 million — all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties. Once we got past the list of people we could cast as the different characters in the film, »
- Michael Briers
Sony Pictures and director David Fincher have been developing the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for a couple of years already, but it has been slow moving. The sequel is called The Girl Who Played With Fire, and its script was written by Steve Zaillian. In case you were wondering what the status of this movie is, the director recently gave a brief hopeful update in an interview with Afton Bladet, saying:
"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."
It's good to hear that Fincher thinks they movie will eventually happen, and that the script has "huge potential." I'm really curious to see the "extremely" different changes they've made. I'm »
- Joey Paur
For years, Sony’s development on the followup to its Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie, The Girl Who Played With Fire, has moved forward at a glacial pace. Now, however, director David Fincher himself has chimed in on the chances of a sequel. While in Sweden to promote his upcoming Gone Girl, the director indicated that Sony has already invested so much in developing The Girl Who Played With Fire that it may have to make it.
David Fincher’s 2011 U.S. adaptation of the late Stieg Larsson’s international bestseller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo received a good amount of critical acclaim but overall only broke even here in the States. It wasn’t exactly a huge money-loser given ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Although it's been almost three year since David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo hit theaters, Sony and Fincher are apparently still interested in doing a sequel. In an interview with the Swedish site Afton Bladet, the director was asked about the status of the sequel, and while he does say there is a script, he also says it is quite different compared to The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second book from Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. I think »
- Jesse Giroux
Despite the huge success of David Fincher’s 2011 English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, there hasn’t been much movement on the next two films as of late. Yet Fincher apparently still has hopes for the series: “I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something,” Fincher told Swedish site Afton Bladet (with Film Divider providing the translations). “The script that we now have has huge potential. I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book,” he continued. Yeah, whatever, Fincher. That’s what you always say. »
- Anna Silman
David Fincher ("Fight Club") recently chatted with the Swedish film site, Afton Bladet (translations via Film Divider), regarding the chances of a sequel to his 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. "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 It was based on the book by Stieg Larsson, which is part of a trilogy and it starred Rooney Mara ("The Social Network") as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig ("Skyfall") as Mikael Blomkvist. The film pulled in $232 million at the worldwide box office. Fans of the book aren't going to be happy to hear that a sequel will be extremely different from the book as “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and »
David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo doesn't qualify as a flop, but it certainly was considered a box office disappointment. Released right around Christmas in 2011 - which many have criticized as a mistake because of the film's dark content - the adaptation came in third place during its opening weekend, and after a few months in theaters its domestic total went up to only $102 million (not super great for a film that cost a reported $90 million before marketing). This under-performance seriously slowed any and all franchise talk and conversations about adapting the sequel - The Girl Who Played With Fire. In his heart, however, it seems that David Fincher is not only not willing to give up on Lisbeth Salander and friends, but also has a prepared a very altered future lying ahead for them With Gone Girl now only a couple weeks away from release, the »
While David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” pulled in $232 million in 2011, there’s been no official confirmations that the next two books in the Stieg Larsson trilogy, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Next,” will be adapted into English-language films (the Swedish versions came out in 2009). However, Fincher revealed recently that he has hope for the possibility.
The director said that Sony, the producer of “Dragon Tattoo,” would likely do “something” with the work that’s already been done on the sequels.
“I think because (Sony) already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something,” he told Swedish site Afton Bladet (via Film Divider, which provided translation), talking about Steven Zaillian’s screenplays.
“The script that we now have has huge potential. I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book, »
- Alex Stedman
In 2011, David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) co-wrote and directed an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s highly acclaimed Swedish crime novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig (Skyfall) as troubled journalist-turned-detective Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara (Her) as badass hacker Lisbeth Salander. Despite reaping a tonne of money and award nominations the general consensus is that Sony regarded the movie as a failure.
Speaking recently to the Swedish press while on tour promoting his latest film Gone Girl, Fincher provided a small update on the proposed sequel The Girl Who Played With Fire: “I think because [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 [has] a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book.”
The assumption was that a second and third movie would instantly »
- Gavin Logan
Over the past few years, both Rooney Mara and Dane DeHaan have become quite the impressive young actors, with the former making waves in The Social Network, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the latter breaking through with Chronicle and expanding with Kill Your Darlings, Life After Beth and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now the two will team up in a completely different genre for both of them as THR reports DeHaan and Mara will star in a 1920s set musical called Ziggy, which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Diesel Schwarze, a protégé of Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. The film will follow the rise and fall of the title character (DeHaan), a hunchback escape artist who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s and falls in love with the fiancée (Mara) of a powerful media mogul. Sounds »
- Ethan Anderton
During promotional rounds for Gone Girl, Fincher offered an update on The Girl Who Played with Fire, which is being scripted by his Se7en writer Andrew Kevin Walker and will depart dramatically from the source text.
"I think because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script it will result in something," the director told Swedish site Afton Bladet.
"The script that we now have has a huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book."
David Fincher’s cinematic rendition of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was a peculiar beast. On one hand, the auteur delivered a thrillingly stylish R-rated depiction of Lisbeth Salander — combined with Trent Reznor’s excellent score — that was wholly well-received. But, on the other, the film arrived within two years of its Swedish counterpart and failed to recoup Sony’s initial investment, making just $230 million worldwide.
Subsequently, any hope of a potential sequel based on Larsson’s The Girl Who Played With Fire were apparently extinguished. That said, Fincher may have recently rekindled some of that hope if a recent interview is anything to go by.
Whilst promoting his soon to be released thriller Gone Girl in Sweden, the filmmaker spoke to a local magazine and, as you’d expect, Google Translate provided a rather wonky interpretation. Nevertheless, the message is clear.
“I think because it »
- Michael Briers
Two years ago Andrew Kevin Walker was hired to rewrite the script for the film, and since then not much has happened. Fincher himself though seems to think the movie will get made, telling Swedish news site Afton Bladet (and translated):
"I think because Sony has already spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something. The script that we have now has huge potential, I can reveal that it is extremely different from the book."
Fincher's 'Dragon Tattoo' generated $102 million domestically and $232 million worldwide, but from a costly $90 million budget. The Swedish language version produced two years earlier generated $104 million worldwide on a budget of just $13 million. »
- Garth Franklin
Sony had high hopes for its planned English language take on the Millennium trilogy of novels. It hired David Fincher to direct The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, whihc went on to make solid returns at the box office. Yet seemingly not enough to trigger the next film., The Girl Who Played With Fire.
On the promotional trail for his new film, Gone Girl, Fincher has admitted though that there's still a chance the second film will happy. Over at Afton Bladet, via Film Divider, he said that "I think because [Sony] already spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, it will result in something. The script that we have now [has] huge potential... it is extremely different from the book".
It sounds like there may yet be life in the project yet. However, Fincher's hardly short of projects to tackle, »
David Fincher seems to think there is still hope The Girl Who Played with Fire could still find its way to the big screen. The director told the Swedish site Afton Bladet that while 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo brought in $232+ million worldwide it wasn't enough to make up for the production costs. However, as much as the film cost to produce, it also cost money to gain the rights, but is that enough for the studio to continue with the seriesc "I think because the studio has already spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script it will result in something," Fincher said (translated through Google). "The script we now have has huge potential, I can reveal as much as it is extremely different from the book." Last we heard, Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) was hired to rewrite the script, but there's no telling if »
- Brad Brevet
With "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" a colossal bomb last month, it's an instructive lesson to Hollywood that what may have captured the zeitgeist years ago, may not resonate later. David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," based on the bestselling book that everyone read, came on the heels of the Swedish language trilogy that brought Noomi Rapace to the attention of Hollywood. And those are just a couple of the reasons the very expensive, R-rated, adult thriller—released at Christmas—only earned just over $230 million worldwide. That might seem like a lot, but when you factor in the budget and release date, clearly the studio expected a better result. Still, they have a franchise on their hands, but one that has been moving along very, very slowly. Back in 2013, "Se7en" screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker was hired to rewrite the script for "The Girl Who Played With Fire, »
- Edward Davis
Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn and featuring a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, will be released in theaters this Fall. Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? »
- Pietro Filipponi
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