Don’t Breathe’ Director Eyed For ‘The Girl In The Spider Web’

Director of the hits “Evil Dead” and last summer’s “Don’t Breathe”, Fede Alvarez, choice to direct the sequence of David Fincher’s 2011 thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
The pic is based on the new novel of David Lagercrantz, who took over for the series after the original novel’s author Stieg Larsson died in 2004. In the novel, Salander teamed up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to enter a world of the ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives-some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
The script penned by Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight .The selection cams as Alvarez and Sony discussed the director’s potential next project for the studio, following his box office success with Sony’s “Don’t Breathe,” which grossed $150 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. His 2013 horror reboot “Evil Dead” earned $97 million worldwide on a $17 million budget.
This time Sony had been interested in Alicia Vikander for the role as Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”
Scott Rudin along with Eli bush and former Sony Chief Amy pascal will produce “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” with Elizabeth Cantillon and Swedish production company Yellow Bird, who produced the original movie starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth. David Beaubaire is overseeing for the studio.