Warner Bros. & MGM Team for 'TMNT' Writer's 'Tomb Raider' Reboot
A reboot of the film adaptation of the video game franchise Tomb Raider has been percolating since 2011, but there hasn't been any solid progress in years. Now Deadline has word that Warner Bros. is teaming with MGM and producer Graham King and his GK Films production banner to get the project back in action. Warner Bros. will co-finance and co-produce the film in addition to handling distribution. In addition, even though Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the duo behind scripts for films like Children of Men, Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens, were previously hired to writer the film, a new writer has been hired.
Evan Daugherty, the writer behind the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman, has been hired to script the reboot. For those not familiar with Tomb Raider, the film follows Lara Croft, an archaeologist and adventurer who isn't unlike a female Indiana Jones. However, this will be more of an origin story, following a younger Lara Croft on her first adventure. That likely means previously rumored actress Hayley Atwell won't be brought into lead the film, but there's plenty of young ladies out there who could make this work. Felicity Jones comes to mind as a great choice, but we'll see who the studios line up to fill the role sometime down the road. What do you think?