Dragon Tattoo Sequel Confirmed

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January 4, 2012 | 7:30am EST

Movie bosses have confirmed the sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been given the green light.
The highly-anticipated thriller, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, received a mediocre turn-out at the box office, grossing just over $72 million in the two weeks since its release – less than the film’s $90 million production budget.

However, executives at Sony are pressing ahead with the second in Stieg Larsson’s book series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, a representative has confirmed to TheWrap.com.

Steven Zaillian, the screenwriter who worked on the first movie, will look after the script for the follow-up, but it is not yet known whether David Fincher will return for directing duties.

Craig and Mara are expected to return to the franchise, reports the website.