“[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book,” a Sony rep told Entertainment Weekly.
There has been a lot of speculation around the subject, but the Sony rep tells us that “development continues” on the sequel and Steven Zaillian is still working on the script as planned.
David Fincher hasn’t yet decided whether to continue with the franchise, however, so no director has yet attached themselves to the project, but according to Pascal, lead stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are both already signed up for the other two films.
Mara commented that, “I don’t feel finished with the character,” and continued, “I’m not ready to go back there yet, but I think by the time we start, I will be.”
Personally, I really hope that the franchise does continue. Whilst these Hollywood adaptations aren’t a necessity to the already brilliant Swedish-language adaptations, it would be nice to see the final two films without having to read any subtitles as well.