Publishers in Sweden have commissioned a follow-up book to continue Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

The novelist's books became huge international best-sellers and were translated for the big screen in a popular Swedish film series starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, as well as a Hollywood movie with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

Larsson died in 2004 before his books were published, and a fourth novel in the series, which he was working on at the time of his passing, has yet to be completed due to an ongoing dispute amongst his heirs.

However, bosses at Norstedts Forlag, the Swedish company which originally published Larsson's trilogy, have now confirmed they are moving forward with plans for a new installment.

They have hired journalist/author David Lagercrantz to write a fourth book in the series, which will continue the exploits of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.

The novel is scheduled to be published in August, 2015.