- Film & TV
- 26 Jan 21
The reason for Ben Wheatley departing the sequel is unknown, but it could be due to schedule clashes resulting from production delays caused by the pandemic.
The creator of HBO hit show Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, has been announced as the director of a forthcoming Tomb Raider sequel.
The director, writer and showrunner will oversee Alicia Vikander's next outing as Lara Croft for MGM.
In addition to creating Lovecraft Country alongside J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele, Green is known for WGN's Underground.
She also worked on FX's Sons of Anarchy, and wrote as well as produced The Mother - a forthcoming Netflix action film.
The Tomb Raider sequel will once again star Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, the video game adventurer who first debuted in 1996 and was previously played by Angelina Jolie in two films.
Vikander's 2018 Tomb Raider movie was directed by Roar Uthaug and earned just under $275 million globally - barely breaking its original budget.
A sequel was later announced with Ben Wheatley set to direct, and his wife and collaborator Amy Jump tapped to pen the script.
Wheatley has since helmed the recent Rebecca adaptation with Lily James and Armie Hammer.