They’ve rebooted the video game franchise and now Lara Croft is officially getting an overhaul in the movie Universe as well.
The long proposed Tomb Raider reboot movie has finally been given the green light with Warner Bros and MGM to co-finance and co-produce the movie. Distribution responsibilities will fall to Warner Bros as part of the partnership deal.
According to Deadline, Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman writer Evan Daugherty has been hired to write the script for Croft’s new adventure.
The new film will feature a younger Lara Croft going out on her first adventure, likely taking a good deal of inspiration from the franchise reboot of the game, simply entitled Tomb Raider, which received positive reviews from fans in 2013.
No names are currently attached regarding the casting though Skins actress Kaya Scodelario was linked with the lead role way back in 2013 when the idea of a reboot was first proposed.
Angelina Jolie of course starred as Lara in the movie adaptations, first in 2001 and then for a sequel in 2003. While the movies did reasonably well at the box office, accumulating £278m worldwide, critics and fans had very mixed opinions on the movies.
No release date has been scheduled as of yet but more news on that as well as casting will likely surface in the coming months.