‘Tomb Raider 2’ Now in Development with Screenwriter Chosen



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A sequel to 2018’s Tomb Raider is now in the works.

The Alicia Vikander-starring adaptation of the hit video game franchise received middling to poor reviews but did manage to make over $US274 million from a budget of $US94 million. Not a fantastic haul, considering marketing and distribution costs aren’t taken into account with box office numbers, but it seems to have been enough for MGM and Warner Bros. to look into a follow up.



The studios are moving ahead with the development of a sequel and have hired their screenwriter. On board to write is Amy Jump, a somewhat surprising choice considering all her credits thus far have been collaborations with filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England, High-Rise, Free Fire). As per Deadline‘s report, “Vikander liked what she was in Jump’s scripting.”

Tomb Raider ended with a wide-open door for a potential franchise, so the narrative opening is certainly there. Now we wait and see what unfolds. Our review, by the way, can be read HERE and seen HERE.

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