Take a look at the big new trailer to arrive for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, starring Claire Foy as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo character created by author Stieg Larsson.
Foy plays Lisbeth Salander, a role previously inhabited by Roomi Rapace and Rooney Mara, in this adaptation of the novel written by David Lagercrantz (Larsson, author of the first three books in the Millenium book series, passed away in 2004). It looks like Salander is depicted as much more of an action-hero vigilante in this upcoming thriller, which kind of looks like a Bond film with Gothic undertones. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, it’s simply a bit of a departure from the more grounded angles that we got in the Swedish trilogy and David Fincher’s 2011 remake. The new trailer below shows off a slick-looking film, although let’s just hope it isn’t giving away a few too many plot developments.
There are a number of appealing factors here. Foy is certainly on the up and up – the actress has just won an Emmy for her performance in Netflix’s The Crown and stars alongside Ryan Gosling in the Oscar-buzzy biopic First Man – and she seems to be putting in a great turn here. Plus, the trailer shows off a strong eye by director Fede Alvarez, who’s moving into much more mainstream fare after delivering two very respectable horror-thrillers, 2013’s Evil Dead and 2016’s Don’t Breathe. Thirdly, the script is co-written by Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders and Taboo and has a list of feature credits that include Eastern Promises and Locke. Fingers crossed.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, also starring Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, and Stephen Merchant, will be arriving in Australia on November 8 and hits the US on November 9.
Official synopsis for The Girl in the Spider’s Web:
A new Dragon Tattoo story comes to the screen starring Claire Foy (“The Crown”) as Lisbeth Salander, the fierce, outcast vigilante defender from the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. A first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller, the film is directed by Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Jay Basu & Fede Alvarez and Steven Knight.