The Girl in the Spiders Web is out on DVD on 25 March. It based on the novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz and is a sort of sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the second installment in the American produced Millennium film series. The movie stars Claire Foy, taking over the role of Lisbeth Salander from Rooney Mara, it also stars Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, and Stephen Merchant.
It concerns a Computer scientist named Frans Balder who suddenly abandons a prestigious job in Silicon Valley and returns to Sweden to take custody of his autistic son August. Balder is then informed by several law enforcement agencies that he is also in danger from a criminal organization who call themselves the “Spider Society”, however he dismisses their warnings. Meanwhile A former associate of Frans Balder’s named Linus Brandell, informs investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist about Balder and his tumultuous history, mentioning that some of his activities were aided by Lisbeth Salander.
Lisbeth Salander herself is attempting to track down someone from her past, this leads her to the mysterious and rather sinister Spider Society. She helps a group of hackers gain access into NAtional Security Agency servers, much to the fury of the agency’s top cyber security agent, Ed “The Ned” Needham. So NSA agent Alona Casales and FRA agent Gabriella Grane are given the task of pursuing Salander and the evil Spider Society and their leader “Thanos”.
So Grane calls Balder who hires Milton Security for protection and Blomkvist contacts Salander, hoping to harness her talents to the investigation.
Eventually August’s mother finds herself unable to cope with his disorder and remands him to a care facility. However, Blomkvist realizes that August could help identify his father’s killer. Unfortunately sinister forces are trying to silence August and he is almost assassinated, however Salander rescues August from the Care Facility and Tries to contact Blomkvist and Millennium editor Erika Berger for assistance. Grane, a friend of Berger’s, also offers her beachfront vacation property as a safe house. Blomkvist learns from Balder’s former associates that he had hired Salander to confirm that someone had robbed him, Her investigations implicate executives inside Solifon, the company he worked for, in the theft.
Upon further investigation Balder discovers a sinister conspiracy linking Solifon, the NSA and the Spider Society. Which Needham and the NSA attempt to cover up. Balder then learns of a mysterious individual known as “Wasp”. Elsewhere, a woman calling herself Rebecka Mattson attempts to seduce Blomkvist. However Salander’s former guardian, Holger Palmgren, has some rather worrying news concerning Rebecka. Meanwhile August and Salander find themselves in grave danger at the safe house ….