Earlier this week, Warner Bros. pushed their highly-anticipated The Jungle Book: Origins out of its October 6, 2017 release date, moving it up by over one full year to October 19, 2018. The studio moved an "untitled event film" in the October 6, 2017 slot, but no details were given for the project that was replacing The Jungle Book: Origins. Today we have a new report from Heroic Hollywood, which claims that the movie set for release next October is their Tomb Raider reboot.
The site reports that, one month ago today, Warner Bros. registered the domain TheTombRaiderMovie.com. We also reported last month that Star Wars: The Force Awakens breakout star Daisy Ridley is being eyed to star as Lara Croft. The actress later confirmed that she has been in discussions to play this iconic video game character, but it isn't known if her deal has been finalized or not.
The actress is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., but she revealed that if a deal is made, she will have time in her schedule to star in Tomb Raider. If this October 6, 2017 release date is confirmed, then production would likely have to begin later this year, or perhaps in early 2017, at the latest. Still, Warner Bros. hasn't confirmed the release date at this time, so we'll have to wait and see.
Very little is known about Tomb Raider thus far, but director Roar Uthaug revealed that the plot will be based on the most recent version of the video game, which was released in 2013. The reboot will provide an origin story for Lara Croft, although no further plot details were released. Angelina Jolie originated the role for the big screen in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and returned two years later in 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life.
Roar Uthaug is directing from a script by Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus (Iron Man), Evan Daugherty (The Huntsman: Winter's War) and Marti Noxon (The Glass Castle). If Tomb Raider does hit theaters on October 6, 2017, it will be going up against another mystery project, 20th Century Fox's untitled Marvel project. What do you think about Tomb Raider possibly hitting theaters next fall?