Roar Uthaug To Helm “Tomb Raider” Reboot

Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (“The Wave”) has been set to direct the reboot of the “Tomb Raider” film franchise at MGM, GK Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who penned the Black List script “Hibernation” and is a co-writer on “Transformers 5,” is in negotiations to write the screenplay. Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby previously worked on the script.

The film will once again feature archaeologist and adventurer Lara Croft, one of the best known video game characters and a role portrayed by Angelina Jolie in two previous films over a decade ago.

The new incarnation is also an origin story reboot, not unlike the game franchise itself which was rebooted in 2013 to great acclaim with an 86/100 on Metacritic. That game scored a sequel, “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” which came out last week on the Xbox One and equaled its predecessor with an 86/100 as well.

Source: Heat Vision