Lara Croft actress Alicia Vikander says she hopes production for Tomb Raider 2 can “get on track.”
In a new interview in Total Film magazine (via comicbook), Vikander said she’s been talking with director Misha Green, who is the developer and executive producer of HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
“It’s so much fun on the Zooms I’ve had with Misha to finally sit with another woman my own age,” Vikander said. “I get to talk about big action set pieces and stunts that we want to make. I’m hoping that we get on track and get to do something together.”
The Tomb Raider sequel has hit some turbulence since it was originally announced in 2019. Green joined Tomb Raider 2 as its writer and director back in January, but since then news on the project has stalled. The film would be Green’s first time directing a movie.
Prior to Green coming on board, Ben Wheatley was originally reported as director in late 2019. At the time, the movie had a March 19, 2021 release date, but in November 2020, the movie was delayed indefinitely. Tomb Raider 2 disappeared completely from MGM’s release calendar, and it still doesn’t have a new release date.
We called the original mediocre in our Tomb Raider movie review, saying, “This movie may directly lift many elements from the excellent 2013 video game reboot, but it disappointingly chooses not to adapt what made Lara an interesting and deep character.”
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