Sony Pictures has confirmed that the studio is moving forward with The Girl Who Played with Fire, in spite of the first film's returns at the box office. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has grossed $60 million (£38.6 million) since its release in the US on December 20, leading some to label the film as a box office disappointment.
"[Dragon Tattoo] continues to do strong business and nothing has changed with respect to development of the next book," a spokesperson for Sony told Entertainment Weekly.
The rep went on to confirm that "development continues" on the sequel and that writer Steven Zaillian is currently working on the script for a big screen adaptation of the second instalment in Stieg Larsson's trilogy.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara recently revealed that she expected people to treat her differently following her makeover for the film.
Director David Fincher recently revealed that he will likely shoot the two sequels to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo back to back.
The Girl Who Played with Fire is currently scheduled to be released in 2013.
Watch Digital Spy's recent interview with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara below: