TOMB RAIDER Reboot Planned for MGM and GK Films

     March 27, 2013

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After the recent critical and financial success of the new Tomb Raider video game, a reboot of the film franchise is now looking promising.  Game developer Crystal Dynamics was previously reported as working with GK Films on a new feature after the production company acquired the film rights from Square Enix, Ltd. back in 2011.  Now, it looks like MGM has signed on to partner with GK Films in getting the reboot off the ground.  Hit the jump for more.

Heat Vision reports lara-crof-tomb-raiderthat GK Films founder Graham King will head up development of the Tomb Raider reboot and is expected to begin immediately.  No casting announcements have been made.  Angelina Jolie became the face (and more) of action-adventurer and explorer Lara Croft in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.  Though the most recent game was the fifth installment in the franchise developed by Crystal Dynamics, it’s been described as a reboot and origin story that will be the first in a new continuity.  There is no official word on the film’s plot, but I would be surprised if it didn’t share at least some elements in common with the game.  In fact, Variety further reports that, with GK Films and Crystal Dynamics working hand in hand, the rebooted game will serve as a foundation for the rebooted film franchise.

Take a look at the trailer for Tomb Raider the video game below and be sure to let us know who you think would make the next Lara Croft in the comments.

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