The planned movie reboot of popular video game franchise ‘Tomb Raider’ has found its director.
According to Hollywood Reporter Roar Uthaug, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama The Wave, will direct MGM and Warner Bros.’s feature project that seeks to relaunch the movie incarnation of Lara Croft for a new generation of film lovers.
The new film, which is a production for MGM and Warner Bros is being made by GK Films.
In related news Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who penned the Black List script Hibernation and is co-writer on Transformers 5, is in negotiations to write the screenplay.
For those not familiar with the series. Lara Croft is the main character from the ‘Tomb Raider’ series of video games, which centre on her adventures as an esteemed and respected archaeologist. The video games have been a massive hit across most formats since they first launched in the mid 90s.
The original two ‘Tomb Raider’ movies starred Angelina Jolie in the role of the archaeologist and also featured a young up and coming actor called Daniel Craig before he won the role of James Bond.
Plot details remain to be unsealed, but the film will detail Croft’s first adventure. Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby previously worked on the script.
Overseeing for MGM is Cassidy Lange, svp production, while at Warner Bros., Drew Crevello is shepherding. Denis O’Sullivan will run point for GK Films. MGM will oversee production.
‘Tomb Raider’ will be the first English speaking project for director Roar Uthaug. So let us hope its a roaring success.