It would appear that the Swedish publisher who is responsible for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy is looking to expand on the series. According to Variety, Norstedts has hired an author to write a sequel to the series that was originally masterminded by bestselling author Stieg Larsson.
Larsson died of a heart attack on November 9, 2004 in Stockholm at the age of 50.
According to the report, Nordstedts said that they have hired author David Lagercrantz to pen the next book in the series, which is currently scheduled to publish in August of 2015.
Lagercrantz is most well-known for his book “I am Zlatan”, a book about Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović.
The new book will continue the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who was played in the American version of the film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by English actor Daniel Craig, and hacker extraordinaire Lisbeth Salander, who was portrayed in the film by Rooney Mara.
Variety is reporting that according to Eva Gedin, the head of publishing at Norstedts, the new book will be an original work, and will take nothing from the fourth book in the series that the Larsson had begun writing at the time of his passing.
The aforementioned U.S. version of the film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo pulled in $102.5 million at the Box Office. According to IMDb.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment is hoping to release the follow-up The Girl Who Played With Fire sometime in 2015; however, at this point, there has been no official announcement from the studio, or a solid release date set as of yet.