Tomb Raider Sequel Happening
The Tomb Raider movie reboot was serviceable, but at the same time so immediately forgettable that we promptly forgot it had come out just last year (in our defense, it was a long year). Which is why it’s not only a surprise that a sequel is happening, but also that a very interesting director is attached.
Deadline reports that British director Ben Wheatley—best known for his work on High Rise and cult darlings like Free Fire and Kill List, as well as several episodes of Peter Capaldi’s run on Doctor Who—has been tapped by MGM to helm the Tomb Raider sequel, which will get a 2021 release.
Alicia Vikander, who played archaeological student-turned bow-wielding adventurer Lara Croft in the first film, will reprise her role, while Amy Jump will write the script.