For book and film franchise enthusiasts, I’m sure you know what I mean when I say it’s easy to pity the fans of the Millennium series.
The novel series that began the phenomenon with the hugely popular The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had been destined for ten installments, but only three novels were written completely and published before the sudden death of author, Stieg Larsson.
In addition to this, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is the only novel of the series to have its own movie. Deals had been signed for adaptations of The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest but it’s been nearly five years since Sony’s announcement of “moving forward” with a sequel had been made.
But if it’s of any comfort, updates on the sequel film have finally been announced today! The franchise won’t follow with published order of the series’ novels, but skip right to the fourth book of the series, written by David Lagercrantz, to keep the franchise alive – The Girl In The Spider’s Web. You can expect to catch the film in theatres October of next year!
The announcement surprised everyone at the London Book Fair celebrating Lagercrantz’s second contribution to the franchise and fifth overall installment in the series.
Unfortunately, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara will not be reprising their roles. An all new cast will be led by director Fede Alvarez, who has also worked on writing the script with Steven Knight and Jay Basu.
Producing the film are Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush, and Berna Levin. David Fincher will return to the franchise as an executive producer, alongside Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Line Winther Skyum Funch and Johannes Jensen.
Sony Pictures will be producing the film and have the rights to all future Millennium novels.