"Girl in the Spider’s Web" trailer is #MeToo revenge fantasy


Haunted by her past and driven by fury at abusive men (like the wife-beating CEO who gets caught up in Lisbeth's top-of-the-trailer snare), the title character battles her way through any number of action-packed adventures in this first-look trailer. That's probably why the newer version of Lisbeth Salandar's hacker-vigilante adventures completely skips the second two Larsson books and heads straight into author David Lagercranz's picking-up of the story (after Larsson's death) with The Girl In The Spider's Web.

It must be hard to play a character viewers have seen before.

The first trailer, released today (June 7) via ConmingSoon.net, is absolutely astonishing.

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Fast-forward to past year, when we learned that Sony had scrapped Played With Fire and instead chose to reboot the property, with director Fede Alvarez in charge and the fourth installment in the book series, The Girl in the Spider's Web, acting as the source material. This turns out to be the cue for Lisbeth Salander to enter the game.

Jump forward to 2018 and fans of the Millennium series are finally getting a fresh adventure, with a brand new director and cast tackling the fourth book from the franchise - The Girl In The Spider's Web.

The Girl In The Spider's Web is now set for a release on October 19th and along with Foy it also stars Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks and Sverrir Gudnason, among others. Likewise, Sverrir Gudnason will take over the part of journalist Mikael Blomkvist from Daniel Craig. Also, Blade Runner 2049 actress Sylvia Hoeks stars as the unidentified blonde woman we see in the trailer from Salander's past. Alvarez will also collaborate with Basu on the forthcoming remake of the 1986 adventure-fantasy film Labyrinth, originally starring David Bowie.