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David Fincher bowing out of DRAGON TATTOO sequel as MGM nets a loss on the film?

Joshua Brunsting

March 23rd, 2012

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Apparently even $231 million wasn’t enough to get MGM out of a hole when it came to their 2011 hit, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

Deadline reports that during a call with investors, the company revealed that despite the film being essentially a hit feature, the film will still force the company to take a loss on it, saying that they “were hoping we’d do 10% more than we did.”

Now, a sequel had been long confirmed, but unless they can “achieve better economics,” it has been revealed that the sequel may not inevitably happen. Production on the first film wasn’t the smoothest in the first place, so this all does not really bode well for the return of David Fincher.  It remains to be seen if he’ll actually be back for this new film, but while the budget may be a bigger issue than previously expected, one has to think that MGM and Sony will try and do everything in their power to get Fincher back aboard the project. Fincher does have a relatively huge slate of projects, beginning with the upcoming 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, so who knows at this point. More on this as it develops.

What do you think?

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