Tomb Raider Reboot Seeks Female Director

Earlier this week came a rumor that “Tron Legacy” and “Oblivion” director Joseph Kosinski was in early talks to direct the reboot of the “Tomb Raider” film franchise at MGM, GK Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Today, Heroic Hollywood says that is not the case and that the studio is actively looking for a female director along the lines of acclaimed “Breaking Bad” helmer Michelle Maclaren to direct.

Evan Daugherty has reportedly finished the script which is currently out to directors, with the studio making a strong push to get the film moving due to their rights deal with game publisher Square Enix.

The new film is expected to be in line with the tone and feel of the 2013 video game reboot in which we follow a younger and more realistic 21-year-old version of British archaeologist Lara Croft. That game showcased how she started out as a frightened young woman who is forced to become a hardened survivor when she is shipwrecked on a dangerous island.