The first trailer for the newest installment in the late Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoofranchise, The Girl in the Spider’s Webhas dropped. The two minute and thirty second trailer revealed the style and tone for the newest addition, introducing Claire Foy as the cunning Lisbeth Salander.
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Spider’s Web is the first film in the series to be based off a novel not written by Larsson, (the book was penned by David Lagercrantz,) and the first to star Claire Foy as Salander. The story follows Salander as she deals with her past while confronting a web of spies, cyber criminals, and corrupt government officials.
Best known for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s The Crown, Claire Foy in Spider’s Web is a deep departure from her previous prim and proper appearances, but also showcased her talents in a multitude of accents including Russian, English, and Swedish.
In the trailer, Foy starts out strong with an accent that’s a mix of English and Swedish. She then pulls out all the stops when she throws cards at the captured abuser, showcasing her magnificent Russian accent. Throughout the trailer, she rotates between all three accents, giving us her full range of accented abilities. Which is like, not what I think the most memorable aspect of the trailer is meant to be, but that’s life eh?
The film is set to be released into theaters on November 9, 2018.
A new trailer just dropped for the upcoming crime film The Girl In The Spider’s Web starring Claire Foy (The Crown) staring the dangerously daring and clever computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander. The film was adapted from the David Lagercrantz bestseller of the same name in the Steig Larsson created Millenniumbook series.
The film focuses on Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) as they discover themselves tangled in a web of spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials. This trailer begins with Salander snaring a wife-beating CEO, and from then on in the trailer she’s going from one thrilling adventure to the next. The film is directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead,) from an adapted screenplay by Alvarez, Steven Knight and Jay Basu. The film also stars Atlanta’s Lakeith Stanfield, Logan’s Stephen Merchant and Blade Runner 2049’s Sylvia Hoeks.
The executive producers that will be part of the next Dragon Tattoo installment are Eli Bush, Johannes Jensen, Line Winther, Skyum Funch, Anni Faurbye Fernandez and David Fincher. Producers include Scott Rudin, Ole Søndberg, Berna Levin, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon and Søren Staermose. Sony Pictures/MGM will release the film on November 9th, 2018.
Good news: 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is finally getting a sequel! Bad news: virtually nobody from the first one is returning. It’s just been announced that Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist will now be portrayed by Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason. Gudnason will join The Crown’s Claire Foy, who will be taking over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara.
The sequel will be based on David Lagercrantz’s 2015 novel The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It’s strange the sequel will be based on Spider’s Web since it’s the fourth novel in the series and is the first of the books to be written by someone other than original author Stieg Larsson. The second and third books have already been adapted into Swedish films, which audiences generally enjoyed, so that might be part of the reason Sony played hopscotch to get to Spider’s Web.
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Not only will both lead actors be replaced, but so will director David Fincher. Don’t Breathe and Evil Dead helmer Fede Alvarez will take over for Fincher. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), Jay Basu, and Alvarez.
Personally, I think the dramatic shift in personnel is alarming, but they’ve also scored some serious talent. Claire Foy’s performance in The Crown is excellent, and Lisbeth Salander is essentially as far as you can get from Elizabeth II. They’re just different people. They have different personalities. And, as much as it hurts to say bye to Fincher, Alvarez is awesome. He’s a killer director. Don’t Breathe is horrifying. Evil Dead is horrifying. He’s good at his job.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web is scheduled to hit theaters October 19, 2018.
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