Tomb Raider: Mischa Green directs new film with Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider
Mischa Green directs new film with Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider"

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Alicia Vikander becomes Lara Croft again for the sequel to "Tomb Raider". This time a woman takes over the direction.

Mischa Green (36) previously worked mainly for television. Now the Californian filmmaker and author has made the leap into the feature film business. As "The Hollywood Reporter" reports, she will be responsible for the sequel to "Tomb Raider" (2018) as a director and screenwriter. Alicia Vikander (32, "The Danish Girl") slips back into the role of the heroine.

Green is currently celebrating a great success with the drama series "Lovecraft Country", which she created for the US TV station HBO. As an executive producer, she works on this with established filmmakers J.J. Abrams (54, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker") and Jordan Peele (41, "Get Out") together. Before that, the 36-year-old co-invented the historical drama "Underground" with Joe Pokaski, which ran on WGN America between 2016 and 2017, and also worked on the hit series "Sons of Anarchy" (2008-2014).

Mischa Green follows in purely male footsteps

Her engagement as director of the "Tomb Raider" sequel makes Mischa Green the first woman to direct one of the films in the popular series. The previous strip from 2018 was brought to the screen by the Norwegian Roar Uthaug (47). In the two first film adaptations of the stories about the courageous computer game heroine Lara Croft, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001) and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life" (2003), the Brit Simon West (59) and sat the Dutchman Jan de Bont in the director's chair. At that time Angelina Jolie (45, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith") shone in the title role.

Alicia Vikander became the heroine for the first time three years ago in the new edition of "Tomb Raider".