Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been hired to write the Tomb Raider reboot being produced by GK Films' Graham King and Tim Headington. GK Films bought the film rights to Square Enix's classic video game featuring Lara Croft about two months ago, and plans to reboot the action franchise for a 2013 release of the first film.
The writers released a bold statement about their plans for the franchise, saying that they 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." At this time, no actors have been cast in the film, that will surely happenn after script gets written. Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft in the 2001 an 2003 films from Paramount.
Fergus and Ostby adapted the screenplay for Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men, and were nominated for an Oscar. They wrote 2008's Iron Man and worked on the remake of Akira in development at Warner Bros. They also were involved as one of the several writers for Cowboys & Aliens, starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.
I loved their work on Children of Men. They have a great grasp of writing tense action sequences with characters that you can care about. I loved Iron Man better than the sequel and am very excited about Cowboys & Aliens.
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