EXCLUSIVE: David Fincher Confirms There Are ‘No Plans’ For Back-To-Back ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequels

When David Fincher stopped by to talk to MTV News at San Diego Comic-Con about his upcoming animated feature “The Goon,” we had to ask about his plans for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Living up to his notoriously press-shy, short answer prone persona, Fincher didn’t reveal too many details about his film version of Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling crime thriller, just that it will stick to the book’s setting, Sweden.

“Stockholm. Uppsala. In the north,” he said of the film’s planned location. “You have to. What, are you going to put it in Seattle?” Laughter. “Seattle noir,” he joked.

Fincher did not say whether he has found the actress to play his female lead, Lisbeth Salander, though he did admit that he’s leaning in the direction of either an unknown or an established actress….

Fincher did admit that neither he nor Sony have plans to shoot the three books in the trilogy back-to-back, nor even necessarily continue past “Dragon Tattoo.” “No, there’s no plans for that right now,” he said. “You got to make one that people want to see a sequel to before you can make a sequel.”

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is set for release on December 21, 2011.