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'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Still Moves Forward but Won't Be Released in 2013

August 23, 2012 (3:22 am) GMT
Sony Pictures reportedly is not in a rush to make 'The Girl Who Played with Fire', which is still waiting for screenwriter Steven Zaillian to finish his work.

David Fincher's thriller franchise based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series has not died just yet. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the sequel to "" is definitely still in the works, but fans must wait a little longer before the film hits theaters Stateside.

A source close to the production of the franchise tells EW that "The Girl Who Played with Fire (2014)" will not open in cinemas in late 2013, as it was originally scheduled. It is reported that scribe Steven Zaillian is still penning the script and "nothing will move forward until the screenplay is nailed down."

The second installment of the Millennium trilogy still hasn't officially tapped its director, but Fincher remains the first choice to shepherd the crime thriller series. Sony Pictures Entertainment topper Amy Pascal has previously confirmed that and were sealed to return as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander respectively.

Amid the uncertainty of the timetable for "Girl Who Played with Fire", an insider says that the studio is not in a rush to make the movie and at the moment "there is no information about when it might be released."

Back in March, MGM announced that it booked "modest lost" on "Dragon Tattoo" as stating that grossing $231 million worldwide was not enough to turn a profit on the $100 million-budgeted movie adaptation of Larsson's acclaimed novel. That led to speculation that MGM might not support the development of the follow-up pics.

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