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.
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.