Ben Wheatley To Direct Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel | Film News

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Ben Wheatley To Direct Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel | Film News


A release date and director for Tomb Raider part two have been confirmed. The yet untitled sequel starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft is due to hit the screens on March 19, 2021. Roar Uthaug, who directed the 2018’s reboot, will be replaced by Ben Wheatley.


The acclaimed British filmmaker already has quite a few impressive titles in his catalogue. He is the man behind Kill List, Sightseers and Free Fire. Wheatley also directed several Doctor Who episodes featuring Peter Capaldi. Currently he’s working on his take on Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca starring Lily James and Armie Hammer.


The screenplay will be penned by the English filmmaker’s wife, writer Amy Jump, who previously teamed up with her husband for some of his movies, including Kill List, A Field in England and High-Rise.


Last Year’s Tomb Raider was based on 2013’s reboot of the original video game, which follows Lara Croft’s background story, showing her as unexperienced raider embarking on her first adventure. The film starring Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as Lara became a box office hit, pulling in $274 million worldwide.


Alicia will return as the main character in Tomb Raider two. However, there is not much information about the sequel’s plot yet. It is possible that the film will take inspiration from 2015’s video game, Raise Of The Tomb Rider, which was even more successful than its predecessor.



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