Tomb Raider 2: MGM and Warner Hire Screenwriter Amy Jump

Warning: This article accommodates spoilers for the ending of 2018’s Tomb Raider.

We preferred 2018’s Tomb Raider greater than most, particularly its promising ending, which noticed Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) determining that her late father’s enterprise accomplice, Ana Miller (Kristin Scott Thomas), is behind the mysterious Trinity group that’s seeking to take over the world and is liable for Richard Croft’s demise; a game-changing tidbit that opens a number of sequel potentialities. However, the movie didn’t precisely wreak havoc on its field workplace competitors, leaving followers to surprise if similar to sequel would ever get made.

Fortunately, the clearest signal that Tomb Raider 2 is coming has simply arrived! MGM and Warner Bros. has simply employed screenwriter Amy Jump to pen the sequel script, experiences Deadline. The transfer reportedly occurred after star Alicia Vikander preferred what she noticed in Jump’s script. A surging scribe, Jump – who commonly companions with director Ben Wheatley – has penned photos similar to 2016 Brie-Larson-starring action-comedy Free Fire, 2015 Tom Hiddleston-starring sci-fi/horror movie High-Rise, together with efforts similar to A Field in England and Kill List. She’s additionally tapped to pen an action-thriller venture, titled Freak Shift.

As talked about, Tomb Raider successfully laid loads of the groundwork for franchise enlargement. The movie ended with Lara having signed Croft Holdings over to Ana, and you’ll see how this revelation is a little bit of a intestine punch. It’s additionally a wonderful technique to depart viewers wanting extra, setting Tomb Raider up for a killer sequel, with Thomas as the express antagonist and henchman Mr. Yaffe (Derek Jacobi) by her aspect. Tell me you do not need to see a Tomb Raider 2 film with Thomas and Jacobi as unhealthy guys going through off towards Alicia Vikander’s Lara? Yeah, you may’t.

While Tomb Raider didn’t break field workplace data, it was hardly a flop. It value roughly $94 million to make, and roughly met home field workplace expectations, having earned $58.2 million home and $216.four million international, grossing $274.6 million globally. Of course, Tomb Raider did need to take care of the monumental momentum of Marvel’s Black Panther, to which the reboot positioned behind in second place for its opening week.

Pertinently, as Deadline noticed final yr, Tomb Raider wanted to make $275 million to interrupt even. Ultimately, because of some rounding up, the movie did, certainly, make that mark to the very quantity. The 2018 reboot was a co-production between MGM and Warner Bros., which implies the studios will break up the danger for the sequel. While this has each its execs and its cons, a potential Tom Raider 2 would come the desk free of its predecessor’s activity of exposition, with Vikander’s Lara Croft – as a post-credits scene teases – prepared manifest in her traditional, video-game-evocative dual-pistol-wielding type.

We will maintain you up to date on Tomb Raider 2 because the venture develops!

Kayti Burt is a employees editor overlaying books, TV, films, and fan tradition at Den of Geek. Read extra of her work right here or observe her on Twitter @kaytiburt.

Joseph Baxter is a contributor for Den of Geek and Syfy Wire. You can discover his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @josbaxter.

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