THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB Set To Hit Theaters October 5, 2018; Filming Starts In September
Well, good news for the fans of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo… WE’RE GETTING A SEQUEL! Here’s the bad news, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig will not be returning. Here’s more great news, Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead 2014) is directing the sequel with a new cast. Let us hope Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead 2014) will join in on the fun. Alvarez will be adapting David Lagercran’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which will hit theaters October 5, 2018.
Here’s what Alvarez had to say regarding his search for the new Lisbeth:
“I’m hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity. Sony has become family to me and I can’t think of a more thrilling project to celebrate our relationship. Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life. We’ve got a great script and now comes the most fun part – finding our Lisbeth.”
Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures, said:
“In all of contemporary literature, Lisbeth Salander is completely sui generis – 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.”
This may seem like a bit of bad news, but for those unfamiliar, The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the fifth in the series of books with Lisbeth Salander. This will be an original, not a remake of the series most of us are accustomed to watching on Netflix.
I don’t want to tell Fede how to do his job but “Cast Jane Levy PLEASE!” There, now let’s all eagerly await more announcements for the film and twiddle our thumbs until October 5, 2018.
Source: Sony Pictures