According to THR, the director behind the Norwegian disaster drama ‘The Wave’, Roar Uthaug, will direct the MGM/Warner Bros.’s movie that seeks to relaunch the franchise featuring archaeologist Lara Croft.
Lara Croft first appeared on big screen, portrayed by Angelina Jolie, in 2001 in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, a blockbuster distributed by Paramount Pictures,that grossed $274.7M worldwide. The 2003 follow-up, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, only earned a minor $156.5M for Paramount.
Warner Bros. has partnered with MGM to produce and release this reboot movie. Graham King of GK Films is producing, having picked up the rights from Square Enix in 2011. The movie rights was a few years in development at Warner Bros. before it reverted to back to Square Enix. After a couple of years in development, GK partnered with MGM in 2013 and Warner Bros came on board in early 2015.
Details on the plot remain a secret, but the movie will detail on Lara Croft’s first adventure. Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby previously have worked on the movie script.
Cassidy Langen is overseeing this movie project for MGM, while Drew Crevello is for Warner Bros. and Denis O’Sullivan for GK Films. MGM will oversee the production of the movie.
Roar Uthaug is repped by UTA.