Warner Brothers sign on to distribute the ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot, a new writer is also hired

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It was almost two years ago that any movement happened on the long in development Tomb Raider reboot. March 2013 was when MGM acquired rights to the film, and made a deal with GK Films to get production underway. This followed GK Films and game developer Crystal Dynamics attempting to get the film made way back in 2011.

Neither of the films ever moved very far, but at least when MGM came onboard a writer was hired.

Now, Deadline reports that two big updates have happened for the reboot. Firstly Warner Brothers have come onboard with MGM to produce and distribute, and also a new writer has been found.

Per Deadline:

Evan Daugherty has been set to script Tomb Raider, the reboot of the video game property with the fetching heroine, with Warner Bros joining producer Graham King and MGM. The latter studio has signed on to partner in co-financing and co-producing with MGM. Warner Bros will distribute the film. Daugherty’s recent work includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3.

The reboot is on a fast track, and there is strong progress to production language in the rights deal with Square Enix, the video game company behind the title. Denis O’Sullivan will oversee for GK Films, Cassidy Lange for MGM and Jon Berg for Warner Bros. The reboot will feature a younger Lara Croft going on her first

There have been two previous Tomb Raider films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (1996) and Lara Croft Tom Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003). Both films starred Angelina Jolie, and together they have grossed $432 million worldwide.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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