HN Entertainment has learned that MGM Studios/GK Films is now set to shoot a portion of their Tomb Raider sequel in England.

Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High-Rise) is officially on board to direct a script penned by Amy Jump.

Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander is back in the role of Lara Croft and is likely already hitting the gym to get back into fighting shape.

The first installment shot at Waner Bros. Studios Leavesden (where we are assuming the UK leg will film but there are plenty of other studios) in Watford, England and Cape Town Film Studios in Cape Town, South Africa.

The secondary filming locations will be determined by the script and what kind of locations they’ll need.

However, Norway has been a popular exterior shooting location over the last year as it’s been used for big studio action films such as Marvel’s Black Widow, Bond 25 aka No Time To Die, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.

There is a good shot that Ben Wheatley could be reuniting with longtime cinematographer Laurie Rose and production designer Paki Smith.

While there is an expectation that Kristin Scott Thomas will be back, it’s unknown if Daniel Wu will be returning as Lu Ren (we’ll keep our fingers crossed).

Daniel recently took a supporting role in WB’s dystopian thriller Reminiscence starring Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson from Westworld’s Lisa Joy, which will shoot in New Orleans, Louisiana (wrapping in late January).

According to Deadline production will kick-off in early 2020.

A start in February or March is looking really good.

Warner Bros. has given the untitled Tomb Raider sequel a released date of March 19th, 2021.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination — a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn’t be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown.

SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT

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