New Lara Croft Tomb Raider origin film in the works from The Town producer

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Legend 7
Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Legend 7

Lara Croft, heroine of one of the biggest video games from the 1990s is getting a reboot from heavyweight producer Graham King (The Tourist, Blood Diamond, Edge of Darkness, The Town, The Departed) and his GK Films, according to THR. King’s company has acquired film adaptation rights to Tomb Raider and will reboot the action-adventure franchise, shooting for a 2013 release for the first film, with King and Tim Headington producing.

According to the report, since King produced Angelina Jolie’s The Tourist, there was speculation that Jolie could return to the camouflage shorts of Lara Croft (Jolie starred in the two previous big-screen adaptations made by Paramount). But sources say GK Films may be looking to do a Lara Croft origin story rather than her continuing adventures.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider was created in 1996 by Eidos, which is now part of Square Enix. In December, Enix subsidiary, Crystal Dynamics, said it was working on a new Tomb Raider game, based on the origins of the busty heroine.

Graham King is also developing a big screen adaptation of Dark Shadows, a gothic-horror tale centered on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with a variety of monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. The cult television series ran from 1966-1971. Tim Burton is attached to direct that project.

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