Fede Alvarez Might Direct ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’; Rooney Mara To Return

Nov 3, 2016

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Variety reports that Sony is eyeing Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez to make a sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, which led to a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Rooney Mara.

The film would be based on 2004 novel The Girl In The Spider’s Web.

They also state Mara is expected to reprise her role in the sequel, no word on Daniel Craig, who Sony was said to be more interested in having return originally.

Fresh off the success of Screen Gems’ “Don’t Breathe,” Sony Pictures is eyeing director Fede Alvarez for one of the studio’s major franchises.

Sources tell Variety Alvarez is the choice to direct “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Rooney Mara is expected to return as Lisbeth Salander.

Steven Knight penned the script.

The pic is based on the new novel by David Lagercrantz, who took over for the series after the novel’s original author Stieg Larsson died in 2004. In the novel, Salander teamed up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to enter a world of a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives—some willing to kill to protect their secrets.

I’m sure Alvarez would be a great filmmaker to come in and make a sequel with a much lower budget than what Fincher needed. The studio and Fincher clashed over the development of the two sequels, as they couldn’t agree upon budgets.

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SOURCE: VARIETY 

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