New Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Movie Is Finally Happening, Has An All-New Cast

A sequel to David Fincher's 2011 movie is coming in 2018.

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A sequel to 2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is moving forward. Sony announced today that the new movie, Spider's Web, will hit theaters on October 5, 2018, according to BuzzFeed.

Production is set to begin in September. Confirming an earlier report, Sony announced that Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez will direct Spider's Web, which will feature an "entirely new cast."

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The David Fincher-directed Girl With the Dragon Tattoo featured Daniel Craig as author/investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist, with Rooney Mara playing the central character Lisbeth Salander. They will both be replaced for Spider's Web. A "global search" is underway for Salander, Sony said.

"I'm hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity," Alvarez said in a statement to BuzzFeed. "Sony has become family to me, and I can't think of a more thrilling project to celebrate our relationship. 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."

The wording of this statement suggests that Sony may have already found someone to take over for Craig in the role of Blomkvist.

2011's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Film Editing, while Mara earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

It made around $233 million from a $90 million budget, but this was ultimately what co-financiers MGM described as a "modest loss." Fincher's film followed the acclaimed Swedish adaptations of Larsson's three Millennium books, which starred Noomi Rapace as Salander.

In November, Sony announced that Spider's Web was being "fast-tracked." The movie is based on the David Lagercrantz novel, who continued the Stieg Larsson series after the author died in 2004.

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