Misha Green has finished the first draft of Tomb Raider 2, bringing us one step closer to the release of the next sequel. Known for creating and directing the acclaimed HBO series Lovecraft country, Green bricked up Tomb Raider 2 earlier this year to serve as the writer and director of the new film. After spending the last few months crafting the story, Green revealed the cover on Twitter on Friday, revealing that the first draft is now in the can. The possible title is also revealed: Tomb Raider: Obsidian.
“It’s still a long journey into production” Misha green it says in the tweet. “The title is not even approved. But the first draft is over !!!”
Roar Uthaug directed the first tomb Raider, which was written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons. Alicia Vikander stars in the film as Lara Croft, an adventurer who embarks on a dangerous journey to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas also starred. It didn’t work out as well as expected in the studio, but Warner Bros. still saw enough potential in a sequel to roll the dice with a new filmmaker.
Last year, Vikander said that Tomb Raider 2 It was originally scheduled to begin production in 2020, but the pandemic delayed the sequel indefinitely. Perhaps that was for the best, as Green didn’t tackle the project until earlier this year. In October, Vikander suggested that the new goal was to start filming sometime in 2021, and as long as the powers-that-be are happy with Green’s script, that will most likely end up happening.
“The plan was for us to start doing one this year, of course because of the situation, it’s very different now. We’re still in talks about it, so I hope we can probably do it next year,” Vikander explained.
Lara Croft was also played by Angelina Jolie in the previous tomb Raider films. In another previous interview with NME, Vikander expressed his desire to see Jolie enter through Tomb Raider 2 for a special appearance in recognition of the other film series. There’s no indication at this point that a Jolie cameo will happen, especially with the script yet to be officially approved, but it would certainly be a fun time.
“I wouldn’t mind! I adore Angelina, so we’ll see,” Vikander said. “We should definitely ask.”
Meanwhile, Vikander can be seen in a starring role alongside Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, and Sarita Choudhury in David Lowery’s upcoming fantasy adventure. The green knight. Follow King Arthur’s (Sean Harris) nephew, Sir Gawain (Patel), who embarks on a quest to confront the mysterious green-skinned stranger. That movie will be released on July 30, 2021.
Tomb Raider 2 (or possibly Tomb Raider: Obsidian) doesn’t have an official release date yet, and as Green suggests, we could still be a long way off before the cameras start shooting. Graham King is producing the sequel through GK Films alongside Elizabeth Cantillon through The Cantillon Company. No cast member has been revealed beyond Vikander’s return. This news comes to us from Misha Green on Twitter.
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