The alright-ish Tomb Raider reboot must have done well on blu-ray as sequel has been confirmed with MGM setting a release date of March 19th 2021. Alicia Vikander is back as Lara but director Roar Uthaug – who is an actual director and not a character in Skyrim – has been dumped in favour of Ben Wheatley.
This will be the first time the English filmmaker has been in charge of a big budget action epic, his previous movies include psychological horror Kill List and an adaption of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise, a movie set in a huge tower block where order breaks down and dogs are snacked upon for breakfast.
His last film, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, was a comedy drama about a man who rents a house for his family for New Year’s Eve. He has directed action before, 2016’s Free Fire has a lot of shooting in it, but it is still a black comedy rather than an all out action epic.
Production on the new Tomb Raider will start next year and will be written by Wheatley’s long time collaborator Amy Jump, who penned Free Fire, Kill List, and High Rise. Sources have told Deadlline that Vikander liked the script that Amy is writing.
In related news, the Deal of the Week on the PlayStation Store is for Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Lara has had a massive 85% shaved from the price and will cost you just £6.49.