Daniel Craig May Be Written Out of 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Sequel
Late last summer, we got word that a sequel to David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was coming, but likely not in 2013, as Steve Zailian was still working on the script for The Girl Who Played with Fire. Since then, we've heard no further development, and many think it's because Fincher takes awhile to get his projects off the ground. However, THR says Fincher isn't really the big hold-up on the sequel. In fact, it's co-star Daniel Craig who may be delaying the project because his $1 billion grossing turn as James Bond in Skyfall made the studio a lot of cash, and he wants a pay raise instead of a pay cut.
However, apparently Sony is willing to write the character out of the sequel as a last resort. After all, real negotiations about pay have yet to commence between Craig and the studio, and the actor is supposedly keen to reprise his role. The sequel wouldn't need a drastic rewrite since Craig's Mikael Blomkvist character isn't as prominent, with the story putting must of the focus on Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) who is framed for the murder of two reporters who wrote a revealing story on a sex trafficking operation. Otherwise, the script is done and ready to shoot, it's just a matter of deals and schedules working together to get it off the ground. We're still not sure if Fincher will return to direct the sequel since he's supposed to take on Gone Girl for Fox, but hopefully we'll have an update soon.