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The Girl in the Spider’s Web

See Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web trailer

Sony Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the upcoming film based on the fourth book in the “Millennium” series. Make sure you check out the trailer below.

We get to see the return of Lisbeth Salander, arguably one of my favorite literary characters of all time, to the big screen. Claire Foy, who is most known for playing Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown, plays the titular character. Although I have high hopes that Claire will do an amazing job, I’m not sure I’m completely sold just looking at the trailer. It is hard not to compare her performance to Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish adaptation or Rooney Mara’s performance in the English-version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Also, one thing that I’m not 100% comfortable with is how the trailer is cut to look more like an action film. Lisbeth Salander has become a physical character over the course of the “Millennium” series, but you don’t get a sense of why she is doing what she is doing in the second half of the trailer. You don’t get a good grasp of what The Girl in the Spider’s Web is about aside from the action sequences. I may just be nitpicking because I am a fan of the series, but do you guys agree with me?

The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the first novel in the series written by David Lagercrantz after Stieg Larsson’s passing. Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) will be directing the film. The screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.

Claire Foy is joined by Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist, Lakeith Stanfield as Ed Needham, and Stephen Merchant as Frans Balder. Also in the cast are Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps.

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 first.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be released on October 19, 2018.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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