‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequels Shooting Back-to-Back?

Director David Fincher says it would be "prudent" to shoot the last two films in the trilogy at the same time.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is all set to come out on December 20th, and already they're talking about sequels. Well of course they are… The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is but the first of Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, a series of remarkably popular novels about anti-hero Lisbeth Salander. But the next two installments are both part of a bigger story, one that David Fincher says he'd like to shoot all at once.

In a recent interview at Collider, Fincher said, "I don't think Rooney [Mara] wants to be doing this four years from now," and that "it doesn't seem prudent" to go back to Sweden every other year to finish the series. Collider then followed up with news from their interview with screenwriter Steven Zaillian, who says that he'd heard about the possibility of back-to-back sequels and thinks he can have them both ready in time, even though he hasn't actually started writing them yet.

Uh… Steve? You might want to get on that. No pressure or nothing, but… yeah.

Of course the Millenium Trilogy has already been adapted into a feature film trilogy starring Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' Noomi Rapace. Both of the final installments really are one big story – there's even a big f**k-off cliffhanger right in the middle – so filming them together makes perfect sense to us. Besides, if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is as big a hit as the studio hopes, they're going to want Fincher to get cracking on those sequels stat.

CraveOnline will be back with more Girl with the Dragon Tattoo news after we get some ink of our own. We're thinking about maybe a cute widdle kitty cat. You know, to balance out our extreme manliness.