At the end of last year we reported that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) was being eyed to helm The Girl in the Spider’s Web and we can now confirm that he has officially signed on for the project. When speaking about his involvement Alvarez said:
“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.”
Sony will not be bringing back Rooney Mara or Daniel Craig from 2011’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but David Fincher will be on-board as an executive producer. Noomi Rapace, who played the lead role in the Swedish adaptation, will also not be considered for the role. Whoever is hired to bring the feisty and powerful Lisbeth Salander to life will have large shoes to fill, because both previous actresses were excellent.
A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives—some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
The adaptation will be based on the novel of the same name written by David Lagercrantz; the first Girl novel not to be written by Stieg Larsson, who sadly passed away from a heart attack in 2004. He didn’t live to see the success of his trilogy.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web will begin production in September 2017 with intentions to meet a release date on 5th October 2018.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)