Norwegian film director Roar Uthaug has signed on to helm Warner Bros.’ “Tomb Raider” reboot.
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MGM is said to have narrowed it list of potential candidates to just three names: Kathryn Bigelow, Catherine Hardwicke and Mimi Leder.
The long-discussed project reportedly has been fast-tracked with the addition of “Diviergent” scribe Evan Daugherty and co-financing from Warner Bros.
Marti Noxon, a television veteran who has written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men, has signed on to pen Tomb Raider for MGM.
Tomb Raider creators at Crystal Dynamics took cues from Batman Begins, Casino Royale and 127 Hours for the new game, which will serve as the basis for a movie franchise reboot.
Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who also worked on Children of Men and the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens, want to create an “origin story for Lara Croft that solidifies her place alongside Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the pantheon of great female action heroes.”