Writers chosen for Tomb Raider film reboot

Friday, 6 May 2011 02:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The vapourous Tomb Raider film reboot may finally be solidifying, with two writers named in conjunction with the project.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been chosen to pen the script for the upcoming production. The pair’s credits include 2008’s successful Iron Man adaptation, the award-winning Children of Men. Upcoming projects include Cowboys & Aliens and the notorious Western live-action version of Akira.

GK Films recently acquired the film rights to Tomb Raider and nominated a 2013 release window. The franchise had been in limbo since both Paramount and Warner Bros. dropped rumoured projects.

The new project is rumoured to tie in with Crystal Dynamics’ own reboot of the games.

The most recent cinematic adaptation of the franchise was Paramount’s 2003 effort Cradle of Life, the second to star Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. The Jolie films grossed $432 worldwide.