GK Films acquires Tomb Raider film rights, possible reboot

Hotshot producer Graham King and his GK Films company have acquired the license to prepare a film adaptation of Eidos’ (and now Square Enix’s) prolific Tomb Raider franchise. King himself and Tim Headington are planned to helm the project, with an expected release of 2013. King has worked with former Laura Croft actress Angelina Jolie on The Tourist, but people close to the project suggest it will be a reboot for the franchise, telling an origin story instead of a continuation. GK Films stated their aim is to “create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.”

Like the Resident Evil film franchise, (which is also getting a new entry), the first two movies did a pretty good job of escaping the video game film curse. In addition to a new game currently in development, Tomb Raider Trilogy HD is releasing for the PS3 on March 22.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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