TOMB RAIDER: English Thriller Auteur Ben Wheatley to Direct Alicia Vikander in Sequel Well now. The Tomb Raider sequel just got very interesting. Very interesting indeed. Alicia Vikander reprising her role aside, Deadline is reporting that British horror auteur Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England, High-Rise and Free Fire) has been hired to direct the sequel.    Known by and large for directing small and edgy thrillers and horrors with bleak humor this would mark Wheatley's first forray into big budget tentpole spectacle.