It was way back in 2011 that we got the big Hollywood adaptation of the hit Stieg Larsson novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was made into an impressive Swedish movie back in 2009, before Hollywood decided to have a go at it. While some people were not impressed with the 2011 movie, others felt that David Fincher did a fantastic job, while also feeling that Rooney Mara made the role of Lisbeth Salander her own.
Since then, there have been many rumours about what we can expect from the future of the Hollywood movie franchise, with there being another three books worth of material to work with. While we have been waiting for so long to get the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it looks like things are now going to take a different direction, with Sony keen to get the movie franchise back up and running.
Rather than moving onto the next book in the series, Sony have instead decided to go straight to the fourth book, bringing us the big screen adaptation of The Girl in the Spider's Web, although some have suggested it will just be a reboot. Unfortunately for fans of the first movie, David Fincher will not be returning to direct the project, while Rooney Mara is also not returning as Lisbeth Salander.
However, Sony want to make sure that they do get a big name Hollywood superstar on board to replace Rooney Mara, with both Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman being tipped for the role. Meanwhile, Fede Alvarez has been linked to directing the film, with The Girl in the Spider's Web aiming for an October 5, 2018 release date. It will be interesting to see what happens.