A Tomb Raider sequel is moving forward with a new director and writer!
Misha Green has been tapped to write and direct a sequel to the 2018 Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.
Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider reboot might’ve earned a mixed critical reception, but the film has entered cult-hit status from audiences since its release. The 2018 reboot also had a successful box office run thanks to its estimated $90 million budget by bringing in $275 million worldwide. A sequel to Vikander’s Tomb Raider finally appears to be gaining some traction with a new director and writer attached to the project.
Ben Wheatley was originally attached to direct Tomb Raider 2 with a script from Amy Jump. However, Deadline is reporting that Misha Green is now set to write and direct the planned sequel to Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider. Green notably comes from Lovecraft Country, where she served as the showrunner and executive producer of the HBO series. The upcoming Tomb Raider installment will mark the directorial debut for Green.
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Here is the official synopsis for Alicia Vikander’s first Tomb Raider film:
Lara Croft (played by Oscar winner Alicia Vikander) is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.
Directed by Roar Uthaug, Tomb Raider stars Alicia Vikander, Daniel Wu, Derek Jacobi, Dominic West, Hannah John-Kamen, Kristin Scott, and Walton Goggins.
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Ryden’s affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.