The other week came the announcement that Sony planned to reboot “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” franchise by jumping ahead to the fourth novel, “The Girl In The Spider’s Web,” and relaunching the series with a new cast and with Fede Alvarez (“Don’t Breathe”) taking over as director.
Shortly afterwards, both Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson were quickly rumored to be up for the role of iconic hacker Lisbeth Salander in the project. Johansson had initially been eyed for David Fincher’s 2012 ‘Dragon Tattoo’ film before he ultimately settled on Rooney Mara.
Speaking with Happy Sad Confused (via The Playlist) this week, Johansson made it clear that no one attached to the film in any official capacity has spoken to her about it. In any case the main draw for her, Fincher’s involvement, is no longer there:
“I actually found out about that because somebody mentioned it to me, but it never came through any professional….it still hasn’t been mentioned to me by anybody I work with. But it’s hard to imagine…such a huge appeal of that project was the ability to collaborate [with David Fincher]. Even our creative conversations in the very early stages, just in that audition process, was really exciting.”
The Johansson interview also goes into the unlikelihood of a “Lucy” sequel and expresses not a huge lot of enthusiasm for a potential “Black Widow” feature. Click on the link to check it out.