ICYMI: "The Crown" Star Claire Foy Attempts The Impossible In New Dragon Tattoo Story 'The Girl In The Spider's Web'!
It has been 7 years since the second live-action adaptation of the international best selling Millennium Trilogy was brought to life, and now the series featuring Lisbeth Salander aka The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will finally continue on the big screen. If you’re skeptical about this follow-up because the players are all different, then allow actress Claire Foy from the hit Netflix series “The Crown” to trade in her tiaras for some fire-breathing back tattoos as she attempts the impossible in the new trailer for The Girl in The Spider’s Web.
Computer hacker extraordinaire Lisbeth Salander returns to continue her vigilante justice against male abusers and powerful figures who try to get away with their crimes. Along with her partner/love interest, journalist Mikael Blomquist, the two find themselves caught in a web of spies involving cyber criminals and corrupt government officials. Lisbeth will tackle a shadowy Russian crime organization known as the Spider Society and will have to deal with something she never saw coming: the reappearance of her manipulative twin sister.
Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has a massive following and was originally adapted into a Swedish-language film trilogy starring Noomi Rapace. This prompted an English-language remake in 2011 based on the first film of that series. After The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,this time starring actress Rooney Mara, was well-received by audiences and critics, director David Fincher was interested in making the other two titles, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, doing one right after the other. It was then later announced that Sony would skip those two and jump right to The Girl In The Spider's Web, based on the novel by David Lagercrantz that continued the series after the tragic death of Larsson.
Foy attempts to re-introduce Lisabeth Slander to the world in this quasi-reboot where new director Fede Alvarez has described the character as a feminist Batman. If this goes well, it seems obvious in this era of franchises and cinematic universes that Sony will want to continue to tell more stories about the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This became very apparent when Sony issued new posters retitling the film to The Girl in The Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story.
In an age of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, Lisbeth Salander could easily be developed as a dark James Bond-esque franchise. She has all the ingredients necessary, and with a talent like Foy at the forefront, the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo could be Hollywood’s next big hero. I mean, come on, a character with a dark origin, dressed in all black, who covers her face in war paint (might as well be a mask), takes justice into her own hands with cool vehicles and a slew of badass gadgets is absolutely something we can all get behind. Here is hoping Foy can make the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo great once again.
The Girl in the Spider's Web is scheduled to be released on November 9, 2018.
(Image via Sony Pictures)
- D.J. Rivera, YH Contributing Writer