“The girl with the dragon tattoo” has been a major hit. It's been said that the film has a projected earning of impressive $56 million.
Both Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, writer Steve Zaillian and director David Fincher are signed on to all three movies. Columbia studios has stated that the trilogy will be shot back to back.
Release date for the next film has only been set to 2013.
Since the premiere of “The girl with the dragon tattoo” on December 12'th in London the reviews have been good. Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander) has been highly praised and has become one of Hollywoods most wanted.
Columbia will do a total re-write based on the books, rather than a translation of the original Swedish script. Steve Zaillian, the writer of the script for “Schindler's list” is contracted as the writer of the script.
Director will be David Fincher, the man who gave us Fight Club, Se7en and Alien3.
The first movie, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo“, is said to be released the 21'st December 2011 in USA, Canada and in Sweden
The movie had premiere on December 12 in London, American premiere on December 14'th in New York City.
The three awarded Swedish language films in the Millenium-thrilogy have previously been released in Europe and in the U.S. They have altogether taken in more than $100 million worldwide. This has made the american film industry realize the economic potential in the project.
In February 2010, Columbia Pictures signed a deal with the Swedish production company Yellow Bird, which owns the cinematic rights to the three books, and Stieg Larsson's father Erland Larsson and brother Joakim Larsson. Joakim Larsson commented the deal in a Swedish newspaper “We get to stay in control for most parts, which seems to be quite unusual in Hollywood. But it was important to us, we didn't want this to turn into too much of a 'business-thing', we feared that he (Stieg Larsson) would be exploited”.