7 years after Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and director David Fincher tried to make a Lisbeth Salander franchise happen at Sony, the company is trying again, this time with "The Girl in the Spider's Web."
Starring Claire Foy ("The Crown") as the tattooed hacker on a quest for revenge, the film is an adaptation of the fourth book in the "Millennium" series, the only one not written by series' creator and author Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004. This time around, "Don't Breathe" and the "Evil Dead" sequel director Fede Alvarez stepped behind the camera.
The first half of the trailer shows Lisbeth breaking into an abusive businessman's house, stringing him up by his feet and hacking his bank account to transfer the funds to two prostitutes he assaulted and his own wife, another victim.
Throughout the footage, Lisbeth is referred to as "the righter of wrongs, the girl who hurts men who hurt women," but something from her own past comes back to haunt her as a mysterious figure asks her, "Why did you help everyone but me?"
The film co-stars Lakeith Stanfield from "Atlanta," Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks and Stephen Merchant.
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. Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of "The Crown," will play the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016's breakout thriller Don't Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.
"The Girl in the Spider's Web" hits theaters November 9, 2018.