David Fincher Talks ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequels

Anticipation has been building up for David Fincher’s remake of revenge thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Rooney Mara in the role of the ass-kicking Lisbeth Salander. We survived the somewhat controversial nipple-filled poster and new H&M clothing line to see the film open in theaters tomorrow. There’s been a lot of chatter about what will happen after audiences catch a glimpse of the Stieg Larsson story retelling, as the director has been vague about a sequel.

Slash Film is reporting that Fincher has now expressed the desire to shoot both possible follow-ups (The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) back-to-back since each book essentially tells the same story.

“Yes, the second two books are very much one story and it doesn’t seem prudent to me to go to Sweden for a year. Come back for a year. Put out the second one. Go to Sweden for a year. Come back for a year,” Fincher shared during a recent press conference. “I don’t think Rooney wants to be doing this four years from now. So I think that would be crazy especially given the sense that it’s really one story that’s kind of bifurcated in the middle.”

This is all talk for now, as we wait for Fincher’s box office performance totals to roll in. Are you already anticipating more Mara and Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist?