THE GIRL IN THE SPIDERS WEB release gets delayed

The release date for the U.S. adaptation of the Swedish novel The Girl in the Spiders Web has been pushed back three weeks from October 2018 to November 2018.

The film is a ‘sort of’ sequel to David Fincher’s 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Fincher had spent years developing The Girl Who Played With Fire, with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara both attached, but the filmmaker nor the studio never got to a script that they were satisfied with to move the project into production.

In 205, Sony dismissed Fincher, Craig and Mara. it decided to start fresh with The Girl in the Spiders Web, which is the first book not written by Larsson.

Now, Fede Álvarez is directing with Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander and Borg/McEnroe star Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist (in my opinion he’s a little too young, but he’s a great actor so this will be interesting). Danish actor Claes Bang is set to play the film’s main antagonist.

The release date was supposed to be the 19th of October but is now the 9th of November. It will be released at the same time as the film The Grinch, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch. This shouldn’t matter, though, as the films have different audiences. However, it is being released in-between three big blockbusters: Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Lasse Hallström’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This may impact on the films box office results.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.