Will Daniel Craig return? Will Rooney Mara return? Will David Fincher return?
The guessing game about a sequel to Hollywood’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues, afloat on a sea of speculation — informed, uninformed, half-formed, whatever. The latest twist (red-herring?) in this mini-saga comes from Mara herself, who told the entertainment press that she wants “in” and denied rumors that her hotter-than-ever co-star Daniel Craig doesn’t.
There has also been some speculation that if Craig is not available because of scheduling or money issues, Blomkvist could simply be pruned from the script. The rationale here is that The Girl Who Played with Fire is focused almost entirely on Salander. While we should never sell Hollywood short when it comes to torturing original material, it would seem highly unlikely in this case. The rumor mill forgets that our crusading journalist is indispensable to the book’s key plot points: the exposing of the human trafficking scandal, defending Salander to the police when she becomes a murder suspect, and rescuing her after her harrowing, bloody showdown with Niedermann and Zalachenko.
Oh, well, something to distract us from the Sweden-like cold snap here in the Northeast. Why couldn’t we be bundled up with Larsson’s fourth book instead?
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