10 Sequels We Don't Really Need But Would Love To See Anyway
10. The Girl Who Played With Fire
David Fincher's 2011 adaptation of Stieg Larson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was extremely successful, despite the fact that it came a mere two years after the Swedish film adaptation. The film was met with highly positive reviews from critics, who especially praised Rooney Mara's portrayal of Lisbeth Salander (for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress). The movie made $232.6 million from a $90 million budget, and soon after release Sony stated that they wanted to film the two sequels, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, back to back. Unfortunately, we've seen very little development on the films, though the first sequel was originally planned to hit theatres this year. They've apparently been delayed so that writer Steven Zaillian can get the script right, and though Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are expected to return, there's been no official confirmation as to whether or not Fincher will be at the helm. We may not necessarily need the sequels, since the first novel stands well enough on its own, but it would be a shame not to see Rooney Mara's Lisbeth on the big screen again. If Fincher decides to come back, he could do a lot of great things with the source material.
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