It was announced today that 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is set to get a follow-up movie as another book is adapted for the big screen from author Stieg Larsson's acclaimed Millennium series.

Swedish author Larsson wrote the original three books in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2005, The Girl Who Played with Fire in 2006, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest in 2007. All three were published posthumously however due to Larsson's sudden death in 2004.

However Swedish author and crime journalist David Lagercrantz continued the series and published The Girl in the Spider's Web in 2015, and that is the story that Sony acquired the rights to and will soon be adapted to the big screen.

Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe, will helm the project from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders showrunner), Alvarez and Jay Basu. Executive producers will include Anni Faurbye Fernandez (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), David Fincher (who directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Line Winther Skyum Funch and Johannes Jensen.

The 2011 flick marked a breakout role for actress Rooney Mara for her portrayal of the iconic character of Lisbeth Salander, and now they're looking for someone else to take on the role as it will be an entirely new cast.

Alvarez said: "Lisbeth Salander is the kind of character any director dreams of bringing to life. We’ve got a great script and now comes the most fun part – finding our Lisbeth."

Production is set to begin in September, with a release date scheduled for October 5, 2018.