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‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Reportedly Closing in on Director

by  in Movie News, Video Game Comment
‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Reportedly Closing in on Director

The fabled “Tomb Raider” reboot has reportedly narrowed its list of potential directors to just three names.

According to The Tracking Board, Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Hurt Locker”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Red Riding Hood”) and Mimi Leder (“The Peacemaker,” “Deep Impact”) are being eyed for the video-game adaptation by MGM and GK Films.

In development since 2011, the project was supposedly fast-tracked in February when Evan Daugherty (“Divergent,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) was tapped to write a new draft of the screenplay, and Warner Bros. signed on to co-finance and distribute. The film originally was targeted for release in 2013, to coincide with Square Enix’s video game reboot “Tomb Raider.”

The Tracking Board notes that Tricia Brock (“Killer Diller,” “The Walking Dad”) was reported at one point to be attached, but ultimately passed on the reboot.

Archaeologist-adventurer Lara Craft was famously portrayed by Angelina Jolie in two movie adaptations, 2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and 2003’s “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” which grossed a combined $432 million worldwide.

Released in 1996 by Eidos, now part of Square Enix, “Tomb Raider” became one of the most successful video games of its time, with the original and its sequels going on to sell more than 35 million units. Square Enix released the rebooted “Tomb Raider” in 2013, with the follow-up “Rise of the Tomb Raider” set to arrive in November.

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