The last time we saw Tomb Raider on the big screen was the 2003 sequel film to 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, both starring Angelina Jolie. And we all remember how those went, right? ……… Right?
Well, now MGM and Warner Bros. are working on a reboot and though it’s been in development limbo for the past several years, it seems like it’s finally getting off the ground.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals the film has found a director in Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker behind The Wave, Cold Prey, and more.
Not only that but the script also has a new writer: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who wrote Hibernation and is a co-writer for Transformers 5.
Dworet comes after several people have already flexed their writing muscles on this script, including Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby. Fifth time’s the charm?
Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game that follows British archaeologist Lara Croft. The lore is ripe for adapting into a thrilling film, so let’s hope it can finally happen.
The reboot is set to come out in 2017. Are you looking forward to it? Sound off in the comments!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter