Amazon Studios announced plans to reboot the film franchise The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as a series focusing on Lisbeth Salander. The character first appeared in Swedish journalist Stieg Larson’s Millennium series, in the opening novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, released in 2005. The following two books, The Girl Who Played with Fire (2006) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (2007), were the last in the series written by Stieg, who died in 2004, the year before the publication of the first installment. The books follow Lisbeth Salander, a woman with poor social skills and history in the system, and Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist. In 2013, the publishing company employed David Lagercrantz, a crime journalist, to write additional books. As of 2020, he’s penned three sequels.

In February 2009, director Niels Arden Oplev released his adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, starring Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace. For second and third films, based on the novels of the same names, Rapace reprised the role of Lisbeth, alongside Swedish director Daniel Alfredson, which premiered in September and November of 2009. The success of the European films lead to David Fincher’s American adaptation, released in 2011, starring Daniel Craig as Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth among big names, like Stellan Skarsgard and Robin Wright. Finally, Claire Foy took on the role of Lisbeth in 2018’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

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