By Mandela Wells
It’s official: a “Tomb Raider” reboot is in the works.
The news was confirmed earlier this week by Cinemablend, where it was reported that reboots of the 2001 and 2003 “Tomb Raider” films are currently in development.
While many people speculated that Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow would direct the film, should it ever be made, Bigelow publicly denied any interest in doing so.
Norwegian director Roar Uthaug is expected to fill that role, instead. Uthaug’s previous directorial credits include “Wave,” a disaster film about a tsunami hitting Norway. “Wave” is also expected to be submitted to the Oscars for consideration in the Best Foreign Film category.
It was also reported that the studios are also in negotiations with Geneva Robertson-Dworet to write the film’s screenplay, which will most likely center around Lara Croft’s early days a “tomb raider.”
For the time being, no actors have been mentioned in regards to filling the lead role of Lara Croft, who was originally played by Angelina Jolie.
A release date has yet to be announced.