A pair of writers have been hired to pen the script for a planned reboot of the Tomb Raider movie franchise. GK Films has brought in Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who have worked together on movies like Children of Men, Iron Man, and Cowboys & Aliens, to write the reboot…and they have big plans in mind.
The duo boldly state that they want to take the strong lead female character, Lara Croft, and put together an origins story that will see her joining the ranks of the all-time most badass female leads like Ripley from Alien (Sigourney Weaver) and Sarah Connor from the Terminator movies (most notably played by Linda Hamilton).
At the moment only the writers have been signed and no actresses have been discussed as potential stars for the iconic role, nor has a director been hired. But the plan is to have the ambitious reboot finished for a 2013 release, so expect to hear much more about this movie in the coming months.
Tomb Raider is of course based on the popular video game franchise, which has seen two movie adaptations thus far, one in 2001 and another in 2003, where Angelina Jolie played the popular character.
The video game is also about to see a brand new reboot where Croft will be much more realistically presented (as seen in the image above), and gameplay is expected to be much more along the lines of the Uncharted games, which ironically drew a lot of inspiration from older Tomb Raider games initially. Both, of course, have risen out of the shadows of the man himself, Indiana Jones.
[Source: Heat Vision]