The long-awaited reboot to the Tomb Raider film franchise has seemingly been stuck in development hell since it was first announced all the way back in 2011. The release of the 2013 game revived interest in a film reboot but details about Lara’s return to the big screen have been sketchy to say the least. Screenwriters have come and gone, leading fans to believe that a new Tomb Raider film would never see the light of day.
But it looks like there’s a tiny glimmer of hope as GK Films, MGM and Warner Bros have finally found a director for the new film, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug.
Uthaug is best known for directing the critically-acclaimed 2015 Norwegian disaster drama The Wave (Bølgen) and the 2012 survival tale Escape (Flukt), in which two young women find themselves on the run from a gang of merciless bandits in fourteenth-century Norway.
There is still no news on the film’s cast or plot but it’s rumoured to revolve around Lara’s first adventure. At this stage, it’s impossible to tell whether the film will be an adaptation of the popular 2013 game or whether the writers will craft a new brand-new origin story just for this film.
The untitled Tomb Raider reboot film is set for a 2017 release so expect more news on the film’s cast and production over the coming months.
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