A film sequel to the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium book series ‘ adaptation ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ has been confirmed, but it won't star either Rooney Mara or Daniel Craig.
According to Variety, the studio has set sequel ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’ for October 2018, with ‘Don’t Breathe’’s Fede Alvarez confirmed in the director’s chair.
"Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life," the filmmaker said. "We’ve got a great script and now comes the most fun part — finding our Lisbeth.”
The announcement of this new film was made at London Book Fair and in a statement from Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch, the character of Lisbeth Salander is described as “probably one of the greatest female literary characters of all time in my view. Modern punk defiance personified, she is unforgettable in every incarnation, truly one of the most compelling characters we’ve seen in recent years. David Lagercrantz’s brilliant work in continuing this remarkable series honors Stieg Larsson’s masterpiece. We at Sony are so honored to be part of this series with Yellowbird, and we’re so excited to be making an original film of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Fede Alvarez is the perfect choice to direct. Fede is an amazing director with a unique vision of the world. In particular, his talent and skill in creating psychological intensity will bring Lisbeth Salander back into popular movie culture with a roar.”