Sony announced a sequel to 2011’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is coming in 2018. However, neither Mara nor Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist will return. Instead, the movie studio announced it’s conducting “a global search” to find a new Lisbeth.
A new cast isn’t the only surprise up Sony’s sleeve. Instead of adapting The Girl Who Played with Fire or The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, the second and third book of Stieg Larsson’s original trilogy, the fourth book, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, is getting the big screen treatment. After Larsson passed away, David Lagercrantz wrote the novel to continue the franchise.
Fede Alvarez, who directed the horror flick Don’t Breathe, will take over directing duties from David Fincher.
“I’m hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” Alvarez said in a statement. “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 Girl In The Spider’s Web is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 5, 2018. What do you think of Sony’s plans to find a new cast? Will you miss Mara in the role? Weigh in below.