Ben Wheatley Is Directing the 'Tomb Raider' Sequel

Ben Wheatley Is Directing the 'Tomb Raider' Sequel
Last year, Roar Uthaug directed Alicia Vikander in an updated version of Tomb Raider. Now, the film is getting a sequel — and some possible arthouse cred thanks to its new director.

U.K. filmmaker Ben Wheatley is known for cult favourites like SightseersHigh-Rise and Free Fire, but he'll try his hand at some big-ticket productions when he helms the next Tomb Raider flick.

Vikander will reprise the role of Lara Croft, and the film's script will be penned by Wheatley's frequent collaborator Amy Jump. 

The next Tomb Raider will arrive on March 19, 2021.