The Girl in the Spider’s Web is an upcoming crime thriller film directed by Fede Álvarez and written by Steven Knight, Álvarez and Jay Basu, based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz. The film, a soft-reboot with different actors, is a sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the second installment in the American produced Millennium film series. The movie stars Claire Foy, taking over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara, and follows Salander as she tries to rescue and exact vengeance for battered women. Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, and Stephen Merchant also appear in the film. It is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing in Sweden on October 26, 2018, and in the United States on November 9, 2018.
On November 4, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment was planning to start a new film series of the Millennium series starting from the book The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, who acted in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, would not be back for the film, while new actors would be cast, and David Fincher would also not return.Steven Knight was announced to be in talks to adapt the novel, while the producers would be Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal, and Elizabeth Cantillon, along with Yellow Bird’s Berna Levin, Søren Stærmose, and Ole Sondberg. TheWrap reported that Sony had showed interest to cast Alicia Vikander for the role of Lisbeth Salander. However, while promoting Carol, Mara stated that she was still signed for the sequel: “As far as I know I’m doing it until someone tells me otherwise […] I’m doing it unless someone tells me that I’m not—and then I still might do it,” she said.