When news broke that David Fincher would direct a U.S. adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, fans of the acclaimed (and dark) novel believed Sony had found the right filmmaker to translate the difficult material to the screen. But the film’s $232.4 million global take wasn’t quite enough to automatically greenlight the second film in the trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire.
Fans still are waiting to see if Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig will return to the franchise to continue the story, but EW.com at least can report that screenwriter Steve Zaillian is “working on the script” for a Fire feature, and that “nothing will move forward [on the movie] until the screenplay is nailed down.” Mara and Craig are contractually obligated to return to the franchise. Fincher is not, though EW says the director has not ruled out the possibility of coming back to direct Fire.
Either way, Fire will not be in theaters at the end of 2013, as Sony had hoped. But it appears that the studio is moving forward with the next adaptation … just not as quickly as fans might have hoped.
From Lisbeth to Carrie, EW also has a first look image of Chloe Moretz in Kimberly Peirce’s upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie. It’s bold move to make the first official look of the character be the seminal scene from the movie. Pig blood, anyone?
As the summer blockbuster season winds down, Movies.com asks what your “Most Disappointing” film was. Mine has to be Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages. Hairspray was so much fun! What happened? Anyway, hit the site and weigh in on the Summer 2012 movies that didn’t work for you.
The Jack Ryan reboot set up at Paramount now has an official title – Jack Ryan – and a tentative release date. According to Deadline, it will be in theaters in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has been selected to kick-start the London Film Festival. The film’s Oct. 10 screening will serve as it’s European premiere.
Martin Scorsese, meanwhile, is being sued by a producer who claims he invested in a picture called Silence, which the Goodfellas helmer was supposed to direct after Kundun … way back in 1997. [THR]