Tomb Raider 2 has a new director, fresh from Lovecraft Territory
Misha Green signs on as the director of Tomb Raider 2, and will also write some or all of the story for the film based on the popular video game franchise.
Tomb Raider 2 is one of those projects that isn’t making too much noise. The 2018 movie starring Alicia Vikander was moderately successful in raising $ 275 million at the box office, enough for MGM give the green light to a sequel. However, the current situation in the audiovisual industry caused its production scheduled for 2020 with a release date of early 2021 to be delayed indefinitely when the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Ben Wheatley was going to be in charge of the direction of Tomb Raider 2, but it won’t be like that anymore. Deadline has reported that MGM has signed Misha green to direct and write the sequel to the adventures of Lara Croft starring Alicia Vikander.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Green will also write the script. Initially Amy jump she had taken care of that narrative aspect, but Misha Green could rewrite the story entirely or just make adjustments.
Misha Green will debut as a film director with Tomb Raider 2. She has already directed an episode of Lovecraft Territory, where she also participated as a screenwriter. Her work as a writer includes series such as Helix or Hijos de la anarquía among others. It remains to be seen if these new movements in the Tomb Raider 2 team make production finally start officially or if the current situation continues to affect their planning and delaying the start of filming.
What do you think about the signing of Misha Green to direct and write Tomb Raider 2? Do you think it is risky to choose a “new” director for a film like this, or can her signing contribute something new?