‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ gets sequel and new cast

By AI Creative Media

After years of speculation, the  long-gestating sequel to David Fincher’s 2011 thriller ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ is finally back on track.

The sequel, ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ will be directed by Fede Alverez, the man behind last year’s surprise horror-thriller hit ‘Don’t Breathe’, a modestly budgeted horror-thriller that was critically well-reviewed and grossed over $157 million. The movie will debut in theaters on Oct. 5, 2018. The announcement was made at the London Book Fair during a celebration for the fifth Millennium book launch.

“I’m hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Alvarez said. “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.”

The sequel’s road to fruition was not an easy path. ‘Dragon’ sequel ‘The Girl Who Played Fire’ was originally intended for a 2013 release but was later delayed as ‘Dragon Tattoo’ writer Steve Zaillian was “still working on the script”, then later, Hollywood Reporter reported neither Rooney Mara (who played the series’ lead character) nor Daniel Craig will be back, and that Sony was planning on a franchise reboot instead, with Steven Knight (Burnt) in talks about an adaptation right after ‘Web’ was published.