Two years ago Sherlock Holmes producer Dan Lin was in the process of rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise over at Warner Bros., however nothing came of it. Now Heat Vision reports that GK Films, the production company behind The Tourist and The Town, “has acquired the feature film rights to Tomb Raider and will reboot the action-adventure franchise aiming for a 2013 release”.
Paramount made two movies in 2001 and 2003 starring Angelina Jolie which grossed a total of $432m at the worldwide box office. With GK Films recently working with Jolie on The Tourist it is likely they still have her number, but the company are said to have their sights set on a Lara Croft origin story, rather than continuing from where Jolie left off.
No writer or director are attached at the moment, which will probably be the next stage of development, and then GK Films and whichever studio it lands at will have to find their new Lara Croft. Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy) immediately springs to mind, but i’m sure there are plenty more actress capable of kick some ass as Croft. Any suggestions?