COLLIDER – Sony’s 2011 adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned one Oscar win, four more nominations (including one for Best Actress: Rooney Mara), and a worldwide box office of almost $233 million. Despite the fact that David Fincher’s film was just the first adaptation in Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy of novels, Sony has opted not to move forward with the follow-up book “The Girl Who Played with Fire” next, deciding instead to reboot the franchise with David Lagercrantz’s continuation of the series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web.
We previously reported that Sony would be moving ahead with this fourth book as their second film. However, as THR reports, stars Mara and Daniel Craig will not be returning for the film. That’s not to say that Lisbeth Salander won’t appear since the title hacker character is still front and center in the continuing stories; as reported, Fincher won’t be back at the helm either. Sony has an option on Craig for two sequels, but couldn’t make the numbers work since the actor wanted a pay raise while the studio was demanding a much lower budget than the $90 million The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Instead, as The Wrap now reports, it sounds like Alicia Vikander might be stepping into the computer-savvy shoes of Salander as a replacement for Mara. Since her appearance in the 2012 film A Royal Affair, Vikander’s star has been on the rise, starring in such high-profile pictures as Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, Alex Garland’s sci-fi flick Ex Machina, and the upcoming Bourne movie opposite Matt Damon. She can currently be seen in Burnt and will next appear in The Danish Girl. Hopefully we’ll hear more confirmation on Vikander’s status in the near future as Sony is currently locking down a script.
The studio spent mid-seven figures for Steven Zaillian’s The Girl Who Played with Fire script, so they’re certainly still keeping that picture in their pockets, but the plan is to tackle The Girl in the Spider’s Web next. Moving forward with a total franchise reboot, Sony has tapped Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight to adapt the recently published internationally best-selling novel.
I have added pictures of Alicia attending the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills. She won the Hollywood Breakout Actress award for ‘The Danish Girl’, congrats Alicia!
Public Appearances > 2015 > 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
Public Appearances > 2015 > 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards – Show
Public Appearances > 2015 > 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards – Backstage
Public Appearances > 2015 > 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards – Press Room
I’ve updated the gallery with missing posters, production stills and more of Alicia in ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’. DVD/Blu-ray release date is set for November 17, 2015.
Film Productions > The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) > Promotional Pictures
Film Productions > The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) > Posters
Film Productions > The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) > Behind The Scenes
Film Productions > The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) > Production Stills
Film Productions > The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) > B-Roll Footage (Screencaptures)
Alicia was one of the cover girls of ELLE magazine for November. I have added high quality scans and one outtake from the photoshoot. You’ll also find a behind the scene video below. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > 2015 > ELLE US (November)
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > 2015 > Session 017
Alicia and ‘The Danish Girl’ are featured in the December issue of Empire magazine. Thanks to my friend Emily, digital scans have been added to the gallery.
Magazine Scans > 2015 > Empire (December)
Alicia looked lovely at the after party of Burnt premiere last night (October 28) in London!
Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Burnt’ London Premiere – After Party
Yesterday (October 19), Alicia attended the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles, California. High quality pictures have been added!
Public Appearances > 2015 > 22nd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards
Public Appearances > 2015 > 22nd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards – Show
I would like to wish the talented and amazing human being that is Alicia a happy birthday! What a crazy year for her and after the hard work, she clearly deserves it. I wish her the very best in everything!