After remaining dormant since the release of the 2001 game adaptation 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' and its 2003 sequel 'The Cradle of Life', Warner Bros. and MGM are partnering on bringing the 'Tomb Raider' franchise back to the big screen, and have just signed a director.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio have signed Norwegian film director Roar Uthaug to the project, who's a hot property coming off the back of the disaster drama 'The Wave', with a script likely to be written by 'Transformers 5' writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft in the original, alongside a pre-James Bond Daniel Craig. Both films were reasonable successes, but fell far short of expectations. There's no word yet on casting for the reboot.
The latest game in the 'Tomb Raider' franchise; 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' has just been released for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, ahead of a release on PlayStation 4 and PC in coming months.