You might think that David Fincher, the director of the upcoming feel-bad hit of the 2011 Christmas season, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo would know if the second and third parts of the series would be similarly repurposed for American audiences. At the very least you’d think he’d know if he was going to direct them or not. But, you’d be wrong, if his recent interview with The Playlist is any indication:
“I would be happy for everyone involved as that would mean a lot of people went to see it and enjoyed it. Do I need to see a sequel? No, there’s a little bit of an emotional cliffhanger at the end, but the story is complete.”
He even went so far as to say that the movie’s star Rooney Mara would be fine without him in future installments. So if you want to see a sequel (or sequels) to the movie, you better vote with your wallet. Fincher also says that if he were directing the sequels, he’d film them concurrently, since he sees the plots of the two books (The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest) as being one story spread out over two books. But that’s only if he agrees to take the job, which he totally hasn’t.