The American adaptation of the Swedish psychological thriller ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo’ written by Stieg Larsson is finally getting a sequel after 6 years. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sequel might face a lot of backlash from the fans because the Sony Executives were stupid enough to make it a soft reboot. Apparently, the sequel won’t be a direct sequel to the first movie and won’t even adapt the next book in the book series. The original cast of the first movie is also not making a comeback.

Sony announced that the new movie will be based on ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, a continuation of the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy by David Lagercrantz. The movie will be directed by Fede Alverez who has previously¬†worked with Sony on ‘Don’t Breathe’ last year. The 2011 adaptation of the 1st novel in the series was directed by David Fincher and starred Rooney Mara as the computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

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Mara and Craig are not returning for their roles from the previous movie; Sony has announced a search for someone new to play Lisbeth Salander. Although some big names like Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Alicia Vikander are also being considered for the role.

The 2011 English-language version of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was a critical darling and brought in more than $232 million at the global box office. Rooney Mara also received an Oscar nomination for her role of the lead character, but still, Sony didn’t sanction a direct Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel to be made.

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David Fincher who directed the first movie will be an executive producer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel. Fede Alvarez will be co-writing the screenplay for the new movie with Steven Knight and Jay Basu. The release date for the sequel has been decided and it will release next year on October 5, 2018