Claire Foy is the new Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider's Web trailer. The Lisbeth Salander character was first brought to life by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish Millennium trilogy, before Rooney Mara took on the role for David Fincher's english-language Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2011. However, despite being an Oscar-winning critical and financial success, Fincher's movie was never able to get its sequels off the ground and the Millennium franchise has laid dormant ever since.
As such, Sony is relaunching the series with all-new actors and creatives on Girl in the Spider's Web. The film is based on the novel by David Lagercrantz - who's been writing the Millennium books since the death of series creator Stieg Larsson - and picks up with Lisbeth as she begins a fresh investigation with journalist Michael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason, taking over for Daniel Craig). This time, the pair find themselves caught in "a web of spies, cybercriminals and government corruption" as they attempt to uncover the truth.
Replacing Fincher at the helm on Girl in the Spider's Web is Evil Dead remake and Don't Breathe director Fede Alvarez. In addition to Foy (coming off her acclaimed turn in Steven Soderbergh's Unsane) and Gudnason, the film's cast includes Blade Runner 2049's Sylvia Hoeks, Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield, Logan's Stephen Merchant, and Phantom Thread's Vicky Krieps in supporting roles. You can watch Sony's first official trailer for The Girl in the Spider's Web in the space above, then check out the film's poster below.
The Girl in the Spider's Web trailer starts off as an extended clip from the film that shows Lisbeth doing what she does best: making a powerful man who hurts women pay (literally) for his behavior. From there, the trailer settles into a more typical rhythm, as clips play by teasing the more dramatic and/or action-packed moments in the film. The trailer also gives a brief introduction to Hoeks' character, a figure from Lisbeth's past who comes back to haunt the super-hacker/vigilante for reasons best left unspoiled for now.
With sharp cinematography by Pedro Luque (Don't Breathe) and a richly dark color palette, Girl in the Spider's Web seems up to snuff as far as the look of the film is concerned. Based on the trailer, Foy was similarly well-cast in the role of Lisbeth and will once again prove her bonafides as a chameleon actor with her performance here. It remains to be seen if the film's story is equally compelling, but with Alvarez, Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent), and Steven Knight (creator of Peaky Blinders and Taboo) handling the script, it seems to be in safe hands.
Source: Sony Pictures
- The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) release date: Nov 09, 2018