New Tomb Raider 2 director found in Lovecraft Country’s Misha Green

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Tomb Raider 2, director, Alicia Vikander, Misha Green

Alicia Vikander will be back as Lara Croft for Tomb Raider 2 and Deadline has reported that MGM has tapped Misha Green to write and make her feature directorial debut on the sequel.

Misha Green has written for Heroes, Spartacus, Helix, and Underground, but is best known for creating and writing Lovecraft Country, a recent HBO series that followed "Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback." It had previously been announced that the Tomb Raider sequel would be directed by Ben Wheatley (Rebecca) from a script by Amy Jump (Free Fire), but it would seem that they've obviously departed the project. In a statement on Twitter, Green said:

The Tomb Raider sequel had previously been slated to hit theaters later this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic meant that production couldn't begin last year. Alicia Vikander commented on filming plans for the sequel last year, confirming that "the plan was for us to start making one [in 2020], of course, due to the situation, that's now very different. We're still in discussions about it, so I hope we can probably get to it [this year]."

Source: Deadline

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