Tomb Raider Movie Sequel Lands Lovecraft Country Showrunner as Director
A sequel to 2018's Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander has landed Lovecraft Country's Misha Green as the writer and director.
In a report from Deadline, a sequel to 2018’s Tomb Raider film has landed Lovecraft Country showrunner Misha Green as writer and director.
This will be Green’s feature film debut. Alicia Vikander will reprise her role as Lara Croft. Additionally, Graham King and Elizabeth Cantillion will produce the film. Green is the latest director attached to the Tomb Raider sequel. The film sequel was announced in April 2019, over a year since the film released. Back in 2019, Free Fire‘s Ben Wheatly was set to direct the film but left the project.
Green is the showrunner and executive producer on Lovecraft Country, a new HBO series. It follows Atticus Freeman as he and his friends travel through the 1950s to find his missing father. It stars Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, and Courtney B. Vance. It’s based on a novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. The show has been a hit for HBO, with Variety saying the season finale was the highest-rated episode of the season. Additionally, HBO hasn’t announced a second season of the show yet. If you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it. You can watch a trailer for the show below.
Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider film from 2018 was directed by Norweigan filmmaker Roar Uthaug. The film grossed $58.2 million domestically and $274.6 million worldwide. It’s Lara Croft’s origin story and is inspired by developer Crystal Dynamics’ game reboot trilogy. Additionally, it stars Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Donnie Wu alongside Vikander.
Currently, there’s no release date or production date for the Tomb Raider sequel. You can watch a trailer for the first movie below. Additionally, if you want to see Lovecraft Country, you can stream it on HBO and HBO Max now. Stay tuned to DualShockers for more news on the sequel.