GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Gets (Film) Sequel

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Girl With The Dragon Tatoo aka the Milennium series is for a (film) sequel though it might not be the one you were expecting.

Sony is moving forward with a film adaption of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the fourth in the series, and the first one not written by the late Stueg Larsson. Sony’s first adaption starred Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig and was a near shot for shot remake of Swedish film, so it will be interesting to see what this adaption will look like. Fede Alvarez (known for thriller Don’t Breathe) is set to direct.

Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch made the announcement Monday at the London Book Fair.

“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,” he said in a statement. “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.”

SOURCE: HollywoodReporter.com

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