Warner Bros. to Distribute MGM’s Tomb Raider Reboot
MGM and GK Films’s long-in-development Tomb Raider reboot is finally moving forward.
Warner Bros. has signed on to co-finance, co-produce and distribute the action-adventure. The studio has also set ‘Divergent’ screenwriter Evan Daugherty to rewrite the script, previously tackled by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and writing team Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens).
The script is intended to establish a new franchise based on the Lara Croft adventure video games. At this point no cast has been announced. ‘Tomb Raider’ will center around Lara Croft’s origin story and her daring first adventures. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires.
In 2001 and 2003, Paramount Pictures made two feature films: ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ and ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’, starring Angelina Jolie, featuring the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films grossed a total of $432 million worldwide.