Sony is finally moving forward with a sequel to their 2011 hit The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but there's a catch. The Girl in the Spider’s Web won't feature the return of Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist or Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander with Sony officially on the hunt for a fresh cast.

The new film won't be an adaptation of either of Stieg Larsson's other two books in his original Millennium trilogy. Instead, the follow-up will be drawing its inspiration from David Lagercrantz's Millenium continuation The Girl in the Spider's Web. It won't just be a new cast we're getting, David Fincher will also be absent from the director's chair, yet he remains involved as an Executive Producer.

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Based on the best-selling trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, The Millennium series has sold a staggering 80 million copies worldwide and launched the career of Noomi Rapace who starred as Lisbeth in the original Sweedish film trilogy. 

After the success of last year's Don't Breathe, filmmaker Fede Alvarez is stepping in for Fincher and will be directing the highly anticipated adaptation. Speaking at during the London Book Fair launch of the as-yet-untitled fifth Millennium book launch, Alvarez had this to say:  

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

Production on The Girl in the Spider's Web will kick-off in September, and the movie will arrive in cinemas on October 5, 2018.

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