Deadline has confirmed that Sony Pictures is in talks with Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez to direct The Girl in the Spider’s Web, an adaptation of the fourth in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book series. Sony acquired the novel by David Lagercrantz last year (Dragon Tattoo original author Stieg Larsson died in 2004). The film, with a script by Steven Knight, is planned to start next year, with Scott Rudin, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush and Yellow Bird’s Ole Søndberg and Søren Stærmose set to produce. David Beaubaire will oversee production for the studio. The Alvarez talks were reported first by Variety.