Director Talks “Tomb Raider” Film Reboot

Roar Uthaug, the filmmaker attached to the upcoming cinematic reboot of the “Tomb Raider” franchise, has spoken with IGN this week and says that despite his hire it’s still some way to go before we see Lara Croft back on the big screen again.

“Transformers 5” scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet is writing the screenplay for the GK Films-produced film which will be distributed by Warner Bros. with MGM. Uthaug says the aim is to ground Lara and make her more human, and at the same time bringing back an old school sense of adventure:

“I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that’s definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well. I think we’ll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I’m hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise.

I’ve always been a fan of strong female characters and I think I’ve had strong female characters in all my previous movies, so that’s something I thought was interesting.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was one of my favorite films growing up, so it’s definitely a dream to work in that kind of genre. I think we’ll want to make it feel like a modern action movie and to make what’s going on feel like it’s going on for real.”

The new film is said to be inspired by the game reboot which launched in 2013 and was followed-up by a sequel “Rise of the Tomb Raider” released late last year.