Nearly two years after MGM and GK Films announced their Tomb Raider reboot, Warner Bros. has boarded the project along with screenwriter Evan Daugherty. The scribe takes over writing duties from Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus, whom GK Films hired back in May 2011. No story details were confirmed at this time, although the reboot is expected to feature a much younger actress playing Lara Croft, as she goes on her first adventure.
Angelina Jolie first starred as Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft in the 2001 video game adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which spawned the 2003 sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life. Both movies earned over $443 million at the box office worldwide during their theatrical runs. The reboot does not have a director attached at this time.
Warner Bros. will co-distribute Tomb Raider with MGM, with GK Films' Graham King producing. No production schedule was given, but the reboot is said to be on the fast track, with "strong progress to production language" in the producers' contract with video game publisher Square Enix. Evan Daugherty's writing credits include Snow White and the Huntsman, Killing Season and last year's Divergent and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also writing G.I. Joe 3 and The Foundation which are currently in development.