Alicia Vikander to explore a Tomb Raider sequel, Amy Jump to pen the script

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Tomb Raider, sequel, Alicia Vikander

There's no need for alarm, my friends, that scream you heard was just my wife freaking out after I told her that MGM is going ahead with a sequel to Roar Uthaug's TOMB RAIDER. While not everyone was taken by the 2018 reboot starring EX MACHINA's Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, I happen to be a big fan of the movie, and am totally jazzed that we now have confirmation on yet another feature-length adventure revolving around the puzzle-cracking catacomb defiler.

According to Deadline, MGM has hired FREE FIRE and HIGH-RISE scribe Amy Jump to pen the script for the new TOMB RAIDER project. It's also been noted that Vikander has gotten an early look at Jump's screenplay and has liked what she's seen so far. For the moment, the studio has not confirmed as to whether Uthaug will return to direct the sequel, though his reboot did earn the franchise $274 million worldwide in tickets sold.

Where do you think Lara will venture off to for her next death-defying excursion? Do you think having Jump on scripting duties will take the character in bold, new directions? Have you ever attempted Vikander's TOMB RAIDER training exercises? I did once and nearly killed myself. That girl went full-on Beast Mode for TOMB RAIDER and I can't wait to see what manner of harrowing situations she encounters when the franchise returns to theaters. Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.