MGM announced recently that they have teamed up with GK Films to bring us a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise! It was previously revealed that the Tomb Raider reboot is going to be in line with the latest game. I've always been a fan of Tomb Raider, I grew up playing the games, and it's going to be great to see a new action-packed gritty take on the character Lara Croft. As of right now Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby are whipping up a script.
Crystal Dynamics and studio head Darrell Gallagher had this to say in previous interview,
They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens. It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn’t want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old ‘Tomb Raider’ films.
Producer Graham King went on to explain that the film...
...is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have a lot of really great characters, but it's a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different. I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot.
As for who should play Lara Croft next time around here's a list of actresses that some of you readers came up with... Camilla Luddington, Olivia Wilde, Summer Glau, Nora Tschirner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rebecca Hall, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lyndsy Fonseca. Any of those actresses work for you?
This movie has the potential to be badass, and I hope that's what we end up getting!