Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon is set to write the screenplay for the new Tomb Raider movie for MGM and GK Films. Noxon has also written films such as I Am Number Four and Fright Night.
The movie is going to be based on the most recent video game that was released, which is a great game, and should make for a fantastic film. Angelina Jolie starred in two movies. The original was decent for the time, but the second one was disappointing. Neither one of them has stood the test of time, though. The next installment of films is sure to be a vast improvement.
Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby previously wrote a script, but it must not have been very good if they are bringing on Noxon. She has experience writing for a strong female character, so I think she's a perfect choice to take a shot at it. It's probably why she got the gig. Graham King is producing the film, and here's what he had to say about the story in a previous interview,
It 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.
I'm excited to see how this turns out. I can't wait to see who they get to play Lara Croft!