It looks like the “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel has a chance of getting made.
After many setbacks, the movie has reportedly found a new director. “Don’t Breathe” director Fede Alvarez has been tapped to helm the upcoming film, according to Variety.
The screenplay for the film, entitled “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” was written by Steven Knight. Set to produce the movie are Amy Pascal, Scott Rudin, Elizabeth Cantillon, and Yellow Bird’s Soren Staermose and Ole Sondberg.
The movie was put on hold after David Fincher, who directed the first film, exited the project. Rooney Mara, who played the lead character Lisbeth Salander, has also reportedly left the movie. Speaking to E! News, the actress expressed her sadness over the possibility that the film will no longer happen. “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” Mara said. “I’m sad never to do it again, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards.”
Even though a replacement for Mara has yet to be named, a report from The Wrap indicated Alicia Vikander as a strong contender for the role. A confirmation from Sony and Vikander’s camp has yet to be made.
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig, who played Mikael Blomkvist, has also reportedly exited the project. A confirmation from the actor’s camp, however, has yet to be made.
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” sequel will be based on the fourth book in the series. The book was written by David Lagercrantz, who took over for the series’ original author, Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004. The story follows Salander and Blomkvist as they enter a secret world of cyber-criminals, spies and government officials whose main goal is to protect their clandestine activities.
The movie is set to start filming next year. A release date, however, has yet to be determined.