With his The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake set to hit UK cinemas on Boxing Day, director David Fincher has been busy chatting away in interviews about his ideas for the next two films in the Millennium trilogy, and also of two upcoming projects which are still at the ideas stage.
Based on how well Fincher’s remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo performs at the box office, he has expressed an interest in making the two sequels, and doing them back to back. Early screenings of his remake have been met with massive praise, so with any luck he will get to do the sequels. Here is what he said of his ideas:
“Classically movie studios don’t make deals with director even if there’s a hope that there’s going to be 3 [films], because they want to make sure that you behave,” Fincher explained. “But yes, the second two books are very much one story. It doesn’t seem prudent to me to go to Sweden for a year, come back for a year, put out the second one, go to Sweden for a year, go back for a year.”
In another interview, Fincher gave a brief update on The Goon, a film that follows a stocky, muscle-bound badass who fights ghosts, demons, werewolves and all other types of nasty supernatural creature. There is also some early test footage which you can see at the bottom of this post:
“[Creator] Eric [Powell]’s been working on it, and Tim’s been working on it, and Jeff (Fowler),” Fincher tells Super Hero Hype regarding the status of The Goon. “People continue to work on it and refine stuff, but it’s hard for me because I’m in Sweden so I can’t really make many production meetings, but the attempt is to in January really go out and try and figure out a price that makes sense.”
Finally, Fincher gave a brief mention to another proposed film, an adaptation of Charles Burns’ award winning novel, Black Hole:
“It’s a really great script by Dante Harper so the hope is that will win out,” he explained. “It’s so weird. It’s so great because it would be great to see. It’s a very tough… there’s make-up FX and digital FX that are expensive, and to do it right, you gotta do it just right because it has to challenge your idea of the human body.”
By Matt Wavish