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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While true love is timeless, and generally knows no bounds, things get complicated when the perfect pair lives in different books. Luckily, we’re happy to play matchmaker, and point compatible characters in each other’s directions.
Here are some potential romances we’d love to see blossom:
1. Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games” and Piggy from “Lord of the Flies”
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Piggy is near and dear to any good book lover’s heart. Savagely squashed beneath a boulder, Piggy had been a symbol of unity amongst his vicious comrades. He might be under a rock, but we think crossing paths with Katniss would give him a different sort of crush.
As the Mockingjay, Katniss is also a symbol of unity. Imagine discovering that commonality on Tinder. “Hey, you also represent hope to a dispossessed populace? No way!”
2. Don Quixote and Luna Lovegood from “Harry Potter”
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These two daydreamers are known believers in the unbelievable, but the prospect of their romance would make even the most cynical soul believe in true love. If anyone can share in Don Quixote’s delusions, it would surely be Luna Lovegood.
Those goggles could make any windmill look like a giant / via Pinterest
The age gap may be a little troublesome, but perhaps they can just imagine they’re closer in age. Remember, the power of imagination is limitless.
3. Marvin the Paranoid Android from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and Holden Caulfield from “The Catcher in the Rye”
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One of the most depressed, cynical lifeforms in the galaxy is Marvin the Paranoid Android. The other is a 16-year-old boy in Pennsylvania who really hates…pretty much the entire human race. Holden Caulfield might find love in a nonhuman, though. Who better to set him up with than Marvin? If ever Holden has concerns about the migration patterns of New York City ducks, then Marvin will give him the answer he most craves, but one of the best examples of this comes from the “Hitchhiker’s Guide” movie…
Arthur Dent: Marvin, any ideas? Marvin: I have a million ideas. They all point to certain death.
4. Lady Macbeth and James Bond
There may not be a woman better suited to be a Bond girl than Lady Macbeth. If Bond was to get on her bad side, she wouldn’t hesitate to cut him down to size. She might like him better than Macbeth anyway since he doesn’t have any hang-ups with ghosts. Plus, they’re both Scottish.
“A medium dry martini, lemon peel. Shaken, not stirred–what’s that, dear? Nevermind. Just a seltzer.” /via Playbuzz
5. Lisbeth Salander from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Sherlock Holmes
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Sherlock Holmes likes tricky women like Irene Adler, and Lisbeth Salander likes troubled sleuths like Mikail Blomkvist. Salander’s expert hacking is a tricky prospect indeed, but Holmes is no stranger to possibly unsavory behavior (like being addicted to cocaine). Plus, if this romance is adapted by Hollywood, it would unite Benedict Cumberbatch and Rooney Mara…finally.
6. Tigger from “The House at Pooh Corner” and Shere Khan from “Jungle Book”
There are so many wonderful things about Tiggers that there’s a whole song about it.
But does Shere Khan deserve him? Sure, he’s a murderous bully, but every ferocious feline has got a cute house cat beneath the surface. He just needs a bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy tiger life partner to bring out his sensitive side.
Now let’s hear from you. What characters from different books do you want to see get together?
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