PREMISE: "Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials." And as seen from the trailer above, "Camilla Salander" (played by Sylvia Hoeks) - Lisbeth's estranged twin sister - seem to play a "significant" role in the story,
WHAT-IS: "The Girl in the Spider's Web is an upcoming crime thriller film directed by Fede Álvarez and written by Steven Knight, Álvarez and Jay Basu, based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz. A reboot of the Millennium film series, the film features Claire Foy taking over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara, and follows Salander as she tries to rescue and exact vengeance for battered women. Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, LaKeith Stanfield, Cameron Britton and Stephen Merchant also star. It is scheduled to be released by Columbia Pictures in Sweden on October 26, 2018 and in the United States on November 9, 2018." (Wiki)
Like many of the films I enjoy in my adult-life, I have not partaketh of their original source novels, being of the general populace that devours books-made-into-films as well, "literally" just films.
Sony's "The Girl in the Spider's Web" is just such a movie. Having not read Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" series, I'd enjoyed David Fincher's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO from 2011, simply because it has been "David Fincher" and not necessarily due to any sense of devotion to the books nor story, and of seeing the character of "Lisabeth Salander"'s path in life (played by Rooney Mara), that had engaged my attention.
In THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, this incarnation of Lisbeth (played by Claire Foy) shows to be some suped-up vigilante with spy-action to boot, with tons more action and explosions than what I had remembered to be the more sombre slow-burn of Fincher's celluloid incarnation.
Perhaps this is similar to Swedish production house Yellow Bird's film adaptations (which started Noomi Rapace as "Lisabeth"), which I have never witnessed in any form, other than the trailers and clips I'd seen for this particular blogpost, and a longing regret not to pick up the DVDs back in the day when opportunity presented itself.
"The Girl in the Spider's Web" however, had been written by Swedish author and crime journalist David Lagercrantz (Wiki), as commissioned by publisher Norstedts förlag, was first published in 2015. Another novel installment, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, followed in 2017.
In this current age of "reboots", it is interesting when folks decided to "move forward" with stories, instead of "running-on-the spot", except always on a "fancy new treadmill", that years again from now, would be exchanged for a fancier new fangled treadmill, innit? Heh.