Writer hired for Tomb Raider movie sequel

Alicia Vikander said to be impressed with Amy Jump’s take on Lara Croft

MGM and Warner Bros. have reportedly hired writer Amy Jump to pen the script for a sequel to 2018’s Tomb Raider movie.

That’s according to Deadline, which claims that Alicia Vikander, the Oscar-winning actress who starred in the first film, is keen on the scriptwriter’s vision for Lara Croft.

Jump is best known for her work with director Ben Wheatley, who’s also her husband. Her co-writing credits including Free Fire, Kill List, A Field in England, Sightseers and High-Rise.

While it was poorly received by many critics, 2018’s Tomb Raider film grossed $274 million worldwide, equal to the sum generated by Angelina Jolie’s original Tomb Raider movie in 2001.

On the game front, publisher Square Enix is preparing to launch the seventh and final Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC pack on April 23.

2018 release Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the concluding game in Crystal Dynamics‘ Tomb Raider reboot trilogy. Chronicling Lara Croft’s origin story, it began with 2013’s Tomb Raider and continued with 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.

While co-development studio Eidos Montréal is wrapping up its work on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, producer Jonathan Dahan hinted there’ll be more to come from Lara Croft in a recent interview with USgamer.

“I’d be extremely surprised if we didn’t see more of it,” he said. “We’re not able to say anything about what’s happening next, but I’d be very surprised if we didn’t hear more about the franchise.”