Lara Croft Movie update

Further news surrounding the new Lara Croft movie.

First up is the fact that it will be a prequel and also serve as an origin story. I am not opposed to this idea but the casting is key. Some of the names being mentioned do not strike me as Lara Croft material. One of the latest to deny their involvement is Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens). I like Oliva but not sure as Lara.

Also just confirmed are the writers for the film who are Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. These guys worked on the first Iron Man film and also the Clive Owens lead Children of Men, two films I really enjoyed. This bodes well for the movie.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby have been tapped to write the new Tomb Raider movie project being produced by Graham King and Tim Headington.

King’s GK Films acquired feature film rights to the classic video game featuring adventure-loving heroine Lara Croft from Square Enix about two months ago, with the goal of rebooting the action-adventure franchise for a planned 2013 release of the first film.The hiring of writers shows GK is serious about meeting that goal.
The company is today issuing a statement setting bold aspirations for the franchise, with the writers saying they want to create an “origin story for Lara Croft that solidifies her place alongside Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor in the pantheon of great female action heroes.

SOURCE: The Hollywood reporter

GS Reporter: Montoya

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