March 27, 2013

MGM Will Help GK FIlms Make The TOMB RAIDER Reboot, Will Olivia Wilde Or Camilla Luddington Play Lara Croft With Mark Fergus Directing?

Deadline reports that MGM has purchased the film rights to GK Films' Tomb Raider reboot. The film has been in development for a couple of years now with a script from Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men, Akira). The new film will have more in common with the recent game which reboots the entire franchise in a more grounded world. CinePop had reported on a rumor that Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy) had been linked for the role of Lara Croft and screenwriter Mark Fergus (First Snow) for the director's chair. However, that was back in 2011 things could have chanced since then.

It's possible the studio could look to actress Camilla Luddington (Californication) who did all the voice and motion capture for new the game. The rebooted origin from the game will be the basis for the new films. She could develop into a franchise star such as Chris Hemsworth was for Thor. Since the Lara Croft/Tomb Raider brand might be big enough to sell the film without a massively well known actress in role.

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