TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 7, 2018
It's a real shame that Sony never properly marketed David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and a real surprise that they released it at Christmas, but the promise of a full trilogy in that series has now evaporated. Fede Alvarez—director of the Evil Dead remake and 2016's surprise hit Don't Breathe—replaces Fincher as director and we're skipping the second two books in Stieg Larsson's original trilogy to jump right into an adaptation of the fourth book in the series The Girl in the Spider's Web.
Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are also gone now, with the former being replaced in the role of Lisbeth Salander by Claire Foy (The Crown), and the latter being replaced in the role of Mikael Blomkvist by Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs. McEnroe). They're selling this as a direct continuation of Fincher's film however, with Lisbeth now in full-on vigilante mode, hunting down men who harm women.
It looks pretty intense, and Alvarez is a director who knows his way around atmosphere and gory effects. I'm just always uneasy about sequels where they replace the entire creative team from the original. That's almost never a good sign. At least this one's not coming out at Christmas, though. I'll give it that much.
The Girl in the Spider's Web opens in theaters on November 9.
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