The Angelina-free 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider movie franchise picks up steam today, as GK Films taps Iron Man movie scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby to write Lara’s latest big screen adventure.
The first Iron Man movie had some rather snappy writing, so Tomb Raider fans should be pleased by the news that the writing duo that worked on shellhead’s film debut will be penning the further adventures of Lara Croft. Ostby and Fergus, who also worked on the movies Children of Men, Cowboys & Aliens, and the upcoming live-action Akira movie, have big plans for Ms. Croft.
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.”
Hopefully this means they’ll cast a real actress this time and not a cartoon character.
‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Taps ‘Iron Man’ Writing Duo [The Hollywood Reporter]