Mar 13, 2017 03:11 PM EST

Release Date Announced for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel

Release Date Announced for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel
It was announced last fall that Sony would be releasing the sequel to "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo", and that the title will be "The Girl in the Spider's Web". Now, we have gotten the release date for the film, which is slated for October 8, 2018.

Fede Alvarez ("Don't Breathe") will be directing the film, which will feature a brand new cast.

"In all of contemporary literature, Lisbeth Salander is completely sui generis - probably one of the greatest female literary characters of all time in my view.  Modern punk defiance personified, she is unforgettable in every incarnation, truly one of the most compelling characters we've seen in recent years.  David Lagercrantz's brilliant work in continuing this remarkable series honors Stieg Larsson's masterpiece.  We at Sony are so honored to be part of this series with Yellowbird, and we're so excited to be making an original film of The Girl in the Spider's Web.  Fede Alvarez is the perfect choice to direct.  Fede is an amazing director with a unique vision of the world.  In particular, his talent and skill in creating psychological intensity will bring Lisbeth Salander back into popular movie culture with a roar", said Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures.

Alvarez also commented, saying, "I'm hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity.  Sony has become family to me and I can't think of a more thrilling project to celebrate our relationship.  Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life.  We've got a great script and now comes the most fun part - finding our Lisbeth."
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" starred Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.  It was directed by David Fincher, and went on to earn $232.6 million. 
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