The good news is we're FINALLY going to get a sequel to 2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo!
Sony announced on Monday they are rebooting the literary franchise with an adaptation of The Girl In The Spider's Web, the novel written by David Lagercrantz after Millennium trilogy author Stieg Larsson passed away in 2004.
Fede Alvarez, who has already shown he can bring the tension in under budget in horror hit Don't Breathe, will direct with a release date planned for October 5, 2018 (opposite Aquaman, assuming Warner Bros can hold it together).
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Now for the bad news. The film's stars are NOT reprising their roles.
Daniel Craig reportedly wanted a pay raise to return as Mikael Blomkvist, but Sony is looking to spend a LOT less on the R-rated sequel. We still aren't sure why they aren't bringing back the Oscar-nominated Rooney Mara.
So who should play the titular hacker, one of the most badass female characters ever on the big screen? Alvarez has big plans. He said:
"Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life. We've got a great script and now comes the most fun part — finding our Lisbeth."
Hmm. We really did love Rooney in the role, but if she has to be sacrificed to the reboot gods a la Andrew Garfield, we guess we understand.
So we figured we'd help with the search, throwing out some names we wouldn't mind seeing — and letting our Perezcious readers vote on your pick!
Who would YOU like to replace Rooney??
[Image via Sony Pictures.]
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