A new report suggests that a trio of acclaimed female filmmakers have made the short list to take the helm of the “Tomb Raider” reboot which is being fast-tracked by Warner Bros., MGM, GK Films and Eidos Interactive.
The Tracking Board says that Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) and Mimi Leder (“The Peacemaker”) have made the short list as a replacement for the previously attached Tricia Brock.
Brock is a prolific TV director who has worked on numerous high profile cable shows including “The Walking Dead” and “Girls,” however she’s officially passed on the project.
Evan Daugherty penned the script which follows archeologist Lara Croft as she travels the globe seeking priceless artifacts. The franchise previously delivered two films with Angelina Jolie in the title role.
It’s expected the new film will be like the acclaimed recent “Tomb Raider” game reboot, a much darker and more grounded origin-style story about a young Lara becoming the woman she was meant to be.