Sony Pictures have announced that a sequel to their Oscar nominated movie ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ (2011) will be released on the 5th of October 2018.
‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ will feature an entirely new cast and crew following the departure of the 2011 adaptation’s director (David Fincher) and star (Rooney Mara). The new picture will be directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe – 2016) and casting for the lead roles is imminent.
Alvarez released the following statement following the announcement of the picture and his involvement:
“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.”
Alvarez has partnered Jay Basu and Steven Knight to write the screenplay, while Fincher remains involved in an executive producer capacity alongside Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Line Winther Skyum Funch, Johannes Jensen and David Beaubaire. The movie will be produced by Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush and Berna Levin.
Sanford Panitch, the president of Columbia Pictures, also released a statement:
“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 honours 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.”