Deadline is exclusively reporting that the creator and director of HBO series Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, will be writing and making her directorial feature debut on the Tomb Raider sequel at MGM, with Alicia Vikander reprising the role of Lara Croft.
The synopsis for the 2018 film is as follows:
Lara Croft 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.
The original film made over $275m worldwide at the box office and was directed by Roar Uthaug. The last time we heard about this project was in 2018 when Ben Wheatley was attached to direct and Amy Jump was penning the screenplay. The sequel will be produced by Graham King through his GK Films banner, and Elizabeth Cantillon under The Cantillon Company banner.