Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
'THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO' Sequel Will Finally Grace the Silver Screen
Posted Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 5:43 PM
Sadly, actors Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig will reportedly not return in the sequel.
Sony Pictures still has not confirmed the reports that 27-year-old actress Alicia Vikander will take Rooney Mara's place as Lisbeth Salander on the Silver Screen, but it is becoming clear that there will finally be a sequel to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011).
Both the Hollywood Reporter and the Wrap broke stories earlier announcing that Sony would be doing a film version of the latest book in the 'Millennium' series, "The Girl in the Spider's Web," but that "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest," the 2nd and 3rd installments, would not be produced for the big screen.
Director David Fincher, as well as actors Daniel Craig and Mara, which all worked on the American film version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011), are reportedly out of the upcoming sequel.
Sony still refuses to comment on the changes in casting and why books 2 and 3 of the series are being bypassed. Also, Vikander is an excellent casting choice, but why would the filmmakers not bring back the original cast?
The 2011 version was a mega hit worldwide, bringing in over $232 million. And Mara was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Craig is a household name and A-List thespian, courtesy of his role as James Bond, while Fincher is a directorial savant.
Again, this is all unconfirmed, and it also appears Steven Knight is being eyed to write the adapted screenplay. Listen, something like this was bound to happen, because of the amount of time that passed between the original project in 2011 and now.
If you are a fan of Foreign films, you can check out all three original books of the 'Millennium' saga, in their on-screen adaptations, via video.
Look for the 2009 titles "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest," starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, on Netflix as well. They're all three excellent films, but the original is the gem.