Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets New Scribe

Deadline reports that Evan Daugherty ("Divergent," "Snow White And The Huntsman") will redraft the script for the Tomb Raider reboot in development.

 Square Enix Global and Crystal Dynamics released their high-profile reboot of the Tomb Raider game franchise in 2013. In that game the creators took a "Batman Begins," "Casino Royale", approach where we followed a younger and more realistic 21-year-old version of British archaeologist Lara Croft. The story showcases how she started out as a frightened young woman who is forced to become a hardened survivor when she is shipwrecked on a dangerous island.

 The high-profile title won major acclaim from all corners and was ultimately a good seller.

Angelina Jolie, her estranged dad Jon Voight and Daniel Craig starred in the 2001 film . The sequel hit theaters in 2003.

The first film scored boffo $275 million in international box-office. The sequel revenue sank with a thud of $157 million globally.

Iron Man writers Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus were tasked to pen the reboot script at first. Then  "Fright Night" remake writer Marti Noxon--who got her start working on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series took over.

Graham King will produce the pic with Denis O'SullivanCassidy Lange, and Jon Berg.

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