I’ve been reading fantastic reviews of the newest Bond movie, “Skyfall,” so surely that puts Daniel Craig in a good mood. Nevertheless, he’s thinking ahead about future projects, or at least he is when asked about them during press junkets for “Skyfall.”
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Craig talked about another franchise he’s attached to, the English language adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy, which began with last year’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” specifically his interest in doing a sequel. Craig said:
“Of course I’ll embrace [the movie], especially if [David] Fincher does it. I’m definitely going to work on him.”
The movie did well at the box office, but wasn’t the blockbuster I’m sure Sony envisioned; the impact of the movie didn’t match the impact of the books. The studio’s said that they plan to make the other two books, but have been very silent about any actual plans for them. Fincher hasn’t made any kind of commitment to it either. He’s got a lot of other projects in development, with a new version of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” probably the most likely to happen next. Can Craig persuade him to sign on for more Larsson? I don’t know. Fincher doesn’t seem like a sequel guy, does he?