Lisbeth Salander Looks To Reemerge With Steven Knight In “The Girl In The Spider’s Web”


spider's web banner

Sony is hoping to revive The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo franchise possibilities by skipping to the fourth novel in the series, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB. is in early talks to pen the script. 

The series follows superhacker Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist as they find themselves at the center of a tangled web of spies, cyber-criminals, and corrupt governments. The original trilogy was written by , but after his death in 2004 was hired to write the fourth novel. 

Stars of the initial American version of the series, Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, as well as director David Fincher, are expected to return. Craig has options for two sequels, but reports say that he would want to a pay raise. As the budget on the new film will be much lower, it would make Craig’s return impossible. Mara beat out a slew of “it-girls” for the role of Salander, and it is likely any of them would be willing to take over the role now.

will return to produce along with and

The second novel in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, is not necessarily dead, with the planning to make the fourth film first.

Knight was a creator of the Netflix series Peaky Blinders, as well as writing this summer’s Pawn Sacrifice and the currently-in-theaters Burnt. Next year will see November Criminals hit the big screen, which Knight wrote as well as executive producing.  

He is repped by and United Artists in the U.K.


 | Staff 

Leave A Reply