Tomb Raider is getting a rebooted movie franchise, thanks to the success of the rebooted video games and seems to finally be making some headway in development. The film has been in pre-production purgatory since 2011, when the film rights were purchased by GK Films, but seems closer to actually becoming a reality, as Norwegian director, Roar Uthaug takes the reins.
Uthaug has directed a string of films in Norway, but Tomb Raider would be his English-language movie debut. The screenplay has seen many drafts, and now Transformer 5‘s Geneva Robertson-Dworet is in negotiations to rewrite.
Although the plot of the film has yet to be revealed, the story will be about Lara Croft’s first adventure, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There is no word on whether this will be a direct adaptation of the 2013 Tomb Raider video game reboot, or a new tale altogether.
As of this posting, MGM and Warner Brothers have not announced an actress attachment to the project, although it will not likely be Angelina Jolie. The previous Tomb Raider films were huge, blockbuster successes for the studio, despite mixed opinions from fans of the game.