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.
MGM signs on with Tomb Raider Crystal Dynamics and GK Films for a new film based on the recently released Tomb Raider game featuring Lara Croft’s origin.
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.”
They’re rebooting Tomb Raider. They’re rebooting Tomb Raider. Am I the only person who sees this as a sign of some upcoming cultural apocalypse? Is Hollywood really that devoid of new ideas?
Heavyweight producer Graham King (The Departed, The Town) plans to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise with a movie centering on the origins of the popular archaeologist-adventurer.