Evil Dead’s Fede Alvarez to direct The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel

Fede Alvarez

by Phil de Semlyen |
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It’s been five years since David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo came out to strong reviews but middling box office. Sony’s efforts to jumpstart a successful franchise from Stieg Larsson’s bestselling modern noirs hasn’t ended there, though. Variety reports that the studio has tapped up Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez 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’re faced with a ruthless web of espionage, cybercriminals and high-level villainy, and the likelihood of serious threats against their persons.

Seemingly, Sony has 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.

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