The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sequel Is Happening Without This Major Star
Lisbeth Salander is getting a new life … again.
Four years after Sony’s “American-ized” version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was released, the studio is ready to give Stieg Larsson’s worldwide phenom book series another theatrical try—but with a few MAJOR tweaks.
For starters, like NO ONE is coming back from the first movie
Per The Hollywood Reporter, none of the Dragon Tattoo alums are getting an invite to this party—not Rooney Mara (who received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role), not Daniel Craig, and not even director David Fincher.
Also? They’re skipping straight to Book Four this time
This might actually be a smart idea because a lot of the trouble with the first movie came from the fact that Noomi Rapace and the Swedish trilogy had already done the series justice—enough for the masses to suffer subtitles, no less.
So, the Dragon Tattoo rehash, talent-packed or not, seemed a little unnecessary to some audiences.
The Girl In the Spider’s Web, however, is new material (literally, it JUST came out at the end of this summer). Granted, it was written by another author following the death of Larsson, but at least it’s a fresh chapter in the Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist saga which puts them in the center of spy rings and cyber-crime and political corruption, oh my!
And Lisbeth’ll get another new look
Per The Wrap, actress Alicia Vikander is being considered for the part of the complicated, pierced AF and whip-smart heroine. Which means we’re in for another gothy makeover sesh for our badass lit-to-pic qween. Fingers crossed it’s as rad as the first two versions.