'Iron Man' & 'Children of Men' Writers to Pen 'Tomb Raider' Reboot
by Ethan Anderton
May 5, 2011
Back in March we learned that GK Films, the company behind films like The Town and Rango, had picked up the rights to the Tomb Raider video game franchise for a feature film reboot. Now it looks like the wheels are finally turning on the project as the company has just announced that writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the duo behind screenplays for films like Iron Man, Children of Men and most recently Cowboys & Aliens have been hired to script the reboot. Producer Graham King says, "Mark and Hawk's clear sensibilities of action and emotion are perfect for the direction we are taking this franchise." More below!
The video game series and subsequent film franchise starring Angelina Jolie from the last decade followed daredevil archaeologist Lara Croft as she travels the globe trying to recover mysterious artifacts and dealing with other shady adventurers and thieves. Apparently Fergus and Ostby will go back to the beginning for this new film saying, "We aim to write an origin story for Lara Croft that solidifies her place alongside Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the pantheon of great female action heroes." But the question is who could play the sexy and skilled adventurer? Olivia Wilde comes to mind as my top choice, but there's plenty of actresses out there. Who do you think should play Lara Croft?