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Tomb Raider movie close to locking in a director?

November 18th, 2015 by James Campbell Comments

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Hollywood is going to take another stab at Lara Croft it would seem. With renewed interest in the character, brought about through the recently rebooted games series, it is easy to see why they may wish to strike while the iron is hot.

To direct this project, the studio has approached Norwegian director of Cold Prey and The Wave, Roar Uthaug. As well as this, Evan Daugherty, Marti Noxon, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, have all played a part in drafting the script.

According to the limited information that we have, the film will focus on the early years of Lara’s life, and tell the story of her first adventure. This plot sounds very similar to the plot of the first game in the recently rebooted series, so it is not a bad place to start, from a storytelling perspective.

All in all, it is still to early to make any predictions on the upcoming film, as there are still a lot of questions to be answered (not the least of which being, who will play Lara Croft). However, after the original two films, I can’t get too excited over this. Hopefully Hollywood will be able to do justice to one of the most recognisable video game characters of all time.

Source: Gamesradar

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.

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