'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Series to Get Two More Books

'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Series to Get Two More Books
Though it remains to be seen whether or not The Girl in the Spider's Web will be brought to the big screen, fans of the Nordic-penned Millennium series of books will be getting at least two more novel adventures starring dragon-tattooed character Lisbeth Salander by the end of the decade.

Author David Lagercrantz, who took over the crime/hacker series started by the late Stieg Larsson, has revealed plans to publish two more entries, noting that he "just can't resist" adding to the overall story. According to an official statement from publishing house Nordstedts, the next book will land in 2017, while a sixth entry in the series will likely land sometime in 2019.

"It's been so much fun to write and such a breathtaking adventure," Lagercrantz added.

Larsson's series was published posthumously, with the author passing away in 2004; 2005's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2006's The Girl Who Played with Fire and 2007's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest were later given Swedish movie adaptations in 2009. These starred Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander.

An English-language version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was delivered through director David Fincher in 2012 and starred Daniel Craig as Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Salander. Sequels are still in the works, but have been delayed by various scheduling conflicts.

The Girl in the Spider's Web, the first book in the Millennium series to be penned by Lagercrantz, was released this past summer.