Daniel Craig ‘Demanding Pay Rise’ For The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sequels Following ‘Skyfall’ Success

He helped the latest James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ gross $1 billion worldwide so no wonder Daniel Craig is reportedly demanding a massive pay rise to commit to the sequels of his hit film ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.’

Since Daniel starred in ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ back in 2011 his 2012 007 outing in ‘Skyfall’ smashed box office records across the globe. Now, thanks to his huge success, the Brit actor is reportedly asking producers to up his pay for the two planned sequels to the Stieg Larsson film adaptations.

Sony Pictures, the studio behind the follow-ups ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’ and ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest’, already have an option on Craig to reprise his lead role as Mikael Blomkvist but that doesn’t mean the actor is committed to the projects.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star is asking for more money but his plea could backfire as the report claims Sony is looking to cut costs on the sequel and could potentially write Craig’s character out of the movie if he doesn’t accept reasonable pay.

Steven Zaillian has written the script for the movie, which is described as “production-ready” but the studio may need to turn to another writer if Blomkvist has to be written out of the movie completely.

It would mean an almost complete rewrite of Larsson’s original stories if the main character is dropped not to mention huge uproar from fans of the original novels. Meanwhile a source close to Craig has claimed that actor still hasn’t started negotiations yet and is keen to return for the follow-up.

One star who has signed on the dotted line is Rooney Mara who is set to return as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander for both Fire and Hornets’ Nest.