It has been five years since David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) came out to strong reviews but middling box office. Sony Pictures' efforts to jump start a successful franchise from Stieg Larsson's bestselling modern noirs hasn't ended there, though. Variety reports that the studio have approached horror director Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe) to direct its sequel, The Girl In The Spider's Web.
As Larsson completists will point out, this one isn't part of the Millennium Trilogy. In fact, it isn't even written by Larsson himself. Penned by David Lagercrantz with continuity to both the crime writer's style and his characters in mind, The Girl In The Spider's Web sends Dragon Tattoo's odd couple pairing of hacker Lisbeth Salander and seasoned journo Mikael Blomkvist on new misadventures.
This time they are faced with a ruthless web of espionage, cybercriminals and high level villainy, and the likelihood of serious threats against their persons.
While, Sony Pictures have seemingly abandoned its plans of adapting the final two parts of Larsson, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest, in favour of a fresh start, Rooney Mara is being linked with a return to the part of Salander.