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Why We Don’t Need More Matrix Movies

19 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway argues against a return for The Matrix…

So, we’re getting another load of Matrix films. Or we will be if Warner Bros get their way. It would be easy just to throw my hands up in the air and go “Oh, I’m sick of reboots, can’t we have something original?” but just because it would be easy doesn’t mean it’s not true, and it doesn’t mean I’m not going to do it.

Luke Owen offered a robust defence of re-heating the series, and he almost convinced me. Here’s my main problem with it; The Matrix isn’t very good. It’s innovative use of bullet time effects aside, there’s not much there; it’s for people who didn’t manage to get to the end of the chapter on René Descartes in their Introduction to Philosophy textbook, »

- Neil Calloway

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Scarlett Johansson & Natalie Portman are frontrunners to play Lisbeth Salander

15 March 2017 2:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

According to trade paper Variety, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are both in the running to play the iconic role of Lisbeth Salander in the forthcoming The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the reboot of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series.

We reported the news just yesterday that Sony Pictures are pushing ahead with a complete reboot of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, putting aside the 2011 David Fincher version which starred Rooney Mara in the role as Salander.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be the first in the best-selling series to be produced into an English-language film in its initial adaptation.  The previous books in the series have been adapted into Swedish-language films, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a remake of the Swedish film.  It became a global hit for Columbia Pictures, taking in over $230 million worldwide.

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- Paul Heath

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Dragon Tattoo Reboot Eyes Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

14 March 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures confirmed yesterday that it is moving forward with the new adaptation The Girl in the Spider's Web, a novel by David Lagercrantz which continues the iconic Millennium Trilogy centering on Lisbeth Salander, written by the late Stieg Larsson. The studio has set an October 5, 2018 release date for the adaptation, with production set to begin this September under the direction of Fede Alvarez. The production is currently looking for the right actress to play Lisbeth Salander. Now, a report has surfaced that two A-list actresses are already in the running, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.

Variety's studio insiders claim that both Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are currently in the mix, as director Fede Alvarez starts meeting with prospective talent. Ironically, Scarlett Johansson was also up for the Lisbeth Salander role for Sony's English-language reboot of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which ultimately went to Rooney Mara, and »

- MovieWeb

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What's Going on With the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Movies? The Latest

14 March 2017 3:49 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Movies get rebooted at an alarming rate these days, because it seems that Hollywood just can't let a franchise die. (Also: because money.) David Fincher's 2011 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was itself a successful reboot of the 2009 Swedish-language series starring Noomi Rapace (based on the Stieg Larsson novels), and now, the franchise is coming back again with a sequel but with an all-new cast, director, and story. You probably have a lot of questions, so we'll do our best to iron it all out. Image Source: Everett Collection Which book is the next movie based on? Sony Pictures, the studio behind the 2011 film, is adapting The Girl in the Spider's Web into film. Swedish author Stieg Larsson wrote the original Millennium trilogy, comprised of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (all three of which »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Casting Lisbeth Salander: 11 Actresses Who Deserve to Be ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’

14 March 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures has confirmed Lisbeth Salander will finally return to the big screen in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The adaptation of the fourth novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series goes into production this September with “Don’t Breathe” director Fede Alvarez. Rooney Mara, who earned an Oscar nomination for playing Salander in David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” will not be back, which means all eyes are now watching closely to see which actress ends up taking on the iconic role.

Read More: ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Sets October 2018 Release Date, But Rooney Mara Won’t Be Back As Lisbeth Salander

Sony has also announced that a global casting search is currently underway to find the perfect Lisbeth Salander, while Variety is reporting that A-list names like Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are already in contention.

Part of what made »

- Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Liz Shannon Miller, Steve Greene, William Earl and Zack Sharf

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‘Dragon Tattoo’ Finally Gets a Follow-up, but without Fincher, Mara

14 March 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Plus: SXSW reviews and perfect shots.

You’d think someone like David Fincher would have proven their case for autonomy by now. You’d think that by hiring someone as stylistic and accomplished as Fincher, the studio would understand that the best way to help him make the best movie possible is to get out of his way and just let the man work. It’s merely a case of looking at Alien 3 versus Se7en: in the case of the former, the studio meddled, asserted control, and as a result the film was an utter disaster that Fincher doesn’t even like having his name attached to; in the case of the latter, he put his foot down, made the movie the way he wanted it made, and as a result he became an overnight sensation and a powerful new presence in cinema.

But when it came time for the American remake of the international »

- H. Perry Horton

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The Girl In The Spider’s Web to release in October 2018 with new cast

13 March 2017 10:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the forthcoming sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo from Sony Pictures, will start shooting later this year for an October 2018 release.

Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller written by David LagercrantzFede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe, will helm the project from a screenplay by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu. Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush, and Berna Levin will produce; the executive producers are Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Line Winther Skyum Funch, Johannes Jensen, and David Fincher.

The new film will feature an entirely new cast, and the announcement marks the kickoff of a global »

- Paul Heath

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Natalie Portman And Scarlett Johansson Eyed For The Girl In The Spider’s Web

13 March 2017 4:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The tale of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an odd one. Based on Stieg Larsson’s bestselling thriller novel of the same name, the film adaptation was a huge hit overseas, spawning several sequels and even a Us remake. Directed by David Fincher and starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, the English version released back in 2011 and while not a massive hit, it did do fairly well with both critics and at the box office.

However, here we are, six years later and still, there’s been no word on a sequel. Well, until today that is. Just hours ago, we got word that Sony would be moving ahead with an adaptation of the fourth novel in Larsson’s series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. It’s set to act as a soft reboot and at the moment, Fede Alvarez is attached to direct, working off »

- Mark Cassidy

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sequel Sequel Gets A Release Date With All-New Cast

13 March 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series that started with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo seemed to have all the promise for a Hollywood franchise. The source material was beloved and acclaimed worldwide, and a complete trilogy starring Noomi Rapace had even been produced in the novels’ home country of Sweden. The American adaptation had a grade-a pedigree with Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, and Stellan Skarsgård. It even had the amazing talents of David Fincher behind it. What’s more is that the film was good. More than good. It was great.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the feel bad film of the Christmas season of 2011 that audiences wanted, and despite the big fan base, the film was only a modest success, making $230 million worldwide. It’s not a flop by any means, but with a budget of $90 million (with costs likely costing around $180 million after advertising), it was likely »

- Joseph Medina

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The Girl In The Spider’s Web set for 2018 release

13 March 2017 1:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Nick Harley Mar 14, 2017

Sony Pictures' reboot of the Millennium series and follow-up to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will hit cinemas next year...

Sony Pictures is officially moving ahead with a The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, slated to hit cinemas on October 5th 2018.

The new film in Millenium series will be helmed by in-demand director Fede Alvarez, who directed surprise hit Don’t Breathe. Skipping over the next two books in the series The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest, The Girl In The Spider’s Web will serve as a soft reboot of the franchise. Rooney Mara, who portrayed heroine Lisbeth Salander, and Daniel Craig, who played journalist Mikael Blomkvist will not return to the roles. Early word had Sony seriously courting the appropriately Swedish Alicia Vikander for the role of Salander, »

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Dragon Tattoo Reboot Girl in the Spider's Web Gets 2018 Release Date

13 March 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider's Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller written by David Lagercrantz. Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016's breakout thriller Don't Breathe, will helm the project from a screenplay by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu. Scott Rudin, Soren Staermose, Ole Sondberg, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush, and Berna Levin will produce; the executive producers are Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Line Winther Skyum Funch, Johannes Jensen and David Fincher.

The new film will feature an entirely new cast, and the announcement marks the kickoff of a global search for an actress to portray in the iconic role of Lisbeth Salander. The production will begin principal photography in September of this year with a release date scheduled for October 5, 2018. As of now, »

- MovieWeb

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Fede Alvarez to Direct Film Adaptation of The Girl In The Spider’S Web

13 March 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've been wondering what project Fede Alvarez would take on after Don't Breathe, the wait is over, as the director will reignite Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander franchise with The Girl in the Spider's Web (an adaptation of David Lagercrantz's 2015 novel of the same name) for Sony Pictures.

Press Release: Culver City, Calif., March 13, 2017 – Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The Girl in the Spider's Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller written by David Lagercrantz. Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016's breakout thriller Don't Breathe, will helm the project from a screenplay by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu. Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush, and Berna Levin will produce; the executive producers are Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Line Winther Skyum Funch, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Girl In The Spider’s Web Secures 2018 Release With Fede Alvarez At The Helm

13 March 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’s good news and bad news coming out of Sony Pictures today. First up, the good news: the studio is actively moving forward with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, an adaptation of David Lagercrantz’s page-turner and the first entry into Stieg Larsson’s iconic Millennium series after the author’s untimely death. The bad news? It’s a soft reboot of sorts, and will feature a whole new cast.

That leaves no room for Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig and/or David Fincher to return in their respective roles, with today’s report confirming that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) has been appointed at the helm. The search for a new actress to play the iconic Lisbeth Salander is now underway, though Variety’s Justin Kroll‏ notes that despite meeting with Sony early on in pre-production, Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander has officially passed. Noomi Rapace »

- Michael Briers

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Fede Alvarez’s ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Dated for 2018; Will Reboot the Series

13 March 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Yes, the director of Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe is directing the follow-up to David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. And it’s going to be Way different than Fincher’s film. Sony just announced that director Fede Alvarez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, an adaptation of the fourth novel in author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium […] »

- John Squires

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Sony officially announces The Girl in the Spider’s Web, will recast Lisbeth Salander

13 March 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony has officially announced that it is relaunching the Millennium movie series with an adaptation of David Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, with Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breath) directing.

The announcement confirms that Rooney Mara will not be reprising the role of Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and a global search is now underway for an actress to take over the role.

In addition to directing, Alvarez has penned the script with Steven Knight and Jay Basu. David Fincher, who helmed Sony’s English-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will remain involved as an executive producer.

“I’m hugely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” said Alvarez. “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. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Sets October 2018 Release Date, But Rooney Mara Won’t Be Back As Lisbeth Salander

13 March 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The rocky road to getting another Lisbeth Salander movie made is finally clearing up. Sony Pictures has announced “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” will begin production this September with a tentative release date scheduled for October 5, 2018.

“Don’t Breathe” director Fede Alvarez, who had been circling the project as early as last November, is officially on board. The news should prove exciting for fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, though anyone who loved the 2011 adaptation “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” may be disappointed: David Fincher is only serving as executive producer and Rooney Mara is officially out as hacker Lisbeth Salander.

Read More: Rooney Mara Reveals Interest in ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel

Sony confirmed the adaptation will feature an entirely new cast, and they’re starting a global search for an actress to portray the lead role. This news also means Daniel Craig won »

- Zack Sharf

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Sony sets 'The Girl In The Spider’s Web' for 2018

13 March 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Global casting call underway for actress to play Lisbeth Salander in new ‘Millennium Series’ instalment. Thriller to open on October 5, 2018.

The studio announced the development at the London Book Fair on Monday and has set Fede Alvarez to direct from a screenplay by Steven Knight, Alvarez and Jay Basu.

The Girl In The Spider’s Web is the fifth book inspired by the late Scandinavian crime writer Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium Series’ that famously kicked off with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and will be the first in the series to be produced in English in its initial adaptation. 

David Lagercrantz wrote The Girl In The Spider’s Web and Alvarez, who directed last year’s horror break-out Don’t Breathe, is scheduled to commence shooting in September for release on October 5, 2018.

The studio and Alvarez have launched a worldwide search for an actress to lead an entirely new cast. The Swedish-language »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’ With New Cast Gets 2018 Release Date

13 March 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Pictures is moving forward with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the long-in-the-works follow-up to the studio’s 2011 pic The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Principal photography is set to begin in September and a release date scheduled for October 5, 2018. Don’t Breathe helmer Fede Alvarez has been aboard to direct the new pic based on the Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson. It will feature a whole new cast, including the role of the books’ linchpin Lisbeth… »

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‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel Will Arrive in October 2018, Featuring an All-New Cast

13 March 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After years of rumors regarding who, exactly, will be in a sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — or if it will happen at all — Sony Pictures have now officially confirmed their plans. As reported last fall, Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez will be staying in business with the company to direct The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises) adapted from David Lagercrantz, but don’t expect to see any familiar faces.

Sony has announced today that the ensemble for this follow-up will be “entirely new” and a worldwide search has commenced to take over the Lisbeth Salander role, last played by Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace. There had previously been rumors that Alicia Vikander was circling the part, but she has long been unattached, so with this global search underway, perhaps we’ll see some new talent fill out this cast. »

- Leonard Pearce

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Sony’s ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel to Hit Theaters October 2018

13 March 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures’ “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to the Oscar-nominated “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” will debut in theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.

Fede Alvarez, the highly coveted director of “Don’t Breathe”, will helm the film, which will feature a brand new cast.

Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu penned the script. Scott Rudin, Søren Stærmose, Ole Søndberg, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush, and Berna Levin will produce; the executive producers are Anni Faurbye Fernandez, Line Winther Skyum Funch, Johannes Jensen, and David Fincher.

Penned by by David Lagercrantz, the new book will be the first in the best-selling series to be produced into an English-language film in its initial adaptation. The previous books in the series have been adapted into Swedish-language films, and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was a remake of the Swedish film. It became a global hit for Columbia Pictures, »

- Justin Kroll

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