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Tomb Raider Reboot Film Gets Writer And Distributor

by Brian Shea on Feb 25, 2015 at 12:10 PM

The planned reboot of the Tomb Raider film series has its first major development in years. The film, which has previously been discussed as a telling of the Lara Croft origin story, now has a distributor and a writer.

Evan Daugherty, who worked on films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent, and 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has signed on to write the upcoming reboot. In addition, Warner Bros. is now set to distribute the film, while GK Films and MGM are partnering to co-finance and co-produce. Previously, Lara Croft was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life. No actress has been announced to portray the younger Lara Croft for the upcoming film.

The Tomb Raider game series was rebooted in 2013 by Crystal Dynamics. Tomb Raider, which has been met with critical acclaim, told the tale of how Lara Croft became the hardened adventurer she was portrayed as in other entries in the series. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the follow-up to that reboot, hits this year and is our current cover story. To learn more about Rise of the Tomb Raider, check out our hub by clicking the image below.

[Source: Deadline]