By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
Sony's making some progress with their bound to be not as good remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Not only have they selected a release date, December 21, 2011, they also have Daniel Craig in continued negotiations to star.
Sony Dates The Girl Wirth the Dragon Tattoo
Dragon Tattoo can be the beginning of a major franchise for Sony, considering that this is the first installment in author Stieg Larsson's hit Swedish trilogy. If you're a fan of foreign films, then you already know that a Swedish adaptation already performed amazingly well overseas. Instead of giving that a theatrical run in the states, Sony will just start the franchise over.
Sony's version will be directed by David Fincher off a script by Steven Zaillian. If Craig agrees, he will play a disgraced financial journalist hired to investigate the case of a missing woman. The title, and female, character has yet to be cast.