Millenium’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” in pre-production

Millenium's "The Girl in the Spider's Web" in pre-production

The film adaptation for the fourth novel in the Millenium series is already in pre-production. This time, the chosen director is uruguayan Fede Álvarez, known for being the responsable of films like Evil Dead (2013) and Don’t Breathe (2016).

In this fourth installation of the saga, underground magazine Millenium has changed owners, and the new managers sentence that journalist Mikael Blomkvist is out of date. Trying to get back his prestige as a fighter investigator, Blomkvist follows the trail of a professor who claims to have private information for the american secret services, he joins forces with hacker outlaw Lisbeth Salander in order to survive in the nest of espionage, crime and corrupt politicians they fall in once again.

After the international success of the first american version of the swedish best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), it was said that director David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara wouldn’t be reprising the characters. Now the directors chair is taken by Fede Álvarez, but it is still yet to know who will be the actors chosen to give life to the characters created by Stieg Larsson. It was rumoured that Alicia Vikander could play Lisbeth Salander, but nothing is confirmed. Besides she is going to be busy being Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018).

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018) in the homonym book published in 2015 by David Lagercrantz, since the original creator of the series Stieg Larsson died in 2004. The screenplay is the work of Jay Basu, writer of Monsters: Dark Continent (2014), and Steven Knight, Oscar nominated for the text of crime thriller Dirty Pretty Things (2002).

The movie is expected to hit theatres worldwide in early October 2018, so we will still have a long wait. In the meanwhile, it is a good exercise to see again the swedish original Millenium trilogy from 2009 and David Fincher’s fantastic remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Watch its trailer here: