One Of The Buffy Writers Will Be Writing The Next Tomb Raider Movie

Hollywood has never been afraid of drafting off a video game success story, and this year's reboot of the Tomb Raider video game franchise certainly qualifies as that. News already broke that Lara Croft's return to the silver screen would follow the darker tone of Tomb Raider 2013, and now we know who's going to be scripting the film.

Variety reports Marti Noxon — best known for writing and producing on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series — will be working on the screenplay. The take for this new Tomb Raider will reportedly also feature a younger Lara Croft in her early days as an adventuring archeologist.

Noxon was a controversial figure during her tenure on Buffy but — given the devoted following that show still has — the move to tap her for Tomb Raider makes sense. Chances of this thing actually getting made are high, especially since the previous Tomb Raider films starring Angelina Jolie are some of the biggest grossing video game movies of all time. That said, this movie's likely a still few years off and there's still the matter of getting a director and a cast. Hell, we might even see the inevitable sequel from Crystal Dynamics to coincide with the movie. Your move, Tinseltown.


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    but I'm confused, Square-Enix said that Tomb Raider sales were disappointing...

    Anyway, I need to check what episodes she did before forming an opinion. Hopefully none of the season with Riley because boy did that suck ass

      She was show runner for season 6 and 7 (not 4/5 when Riley was in town). She actually directed the one when Riley left funnily enough. A lot of fans hate her for those two seasons but they were my favourite, and some of the ones she wrote were really good episodes.

    I just played the first few hours of the new Tomb Raider last night and I'm loving it! Lara actually gets some characterisation, damn does she cop a beating and still keeps going. Hopefully the movie can focus on some of her back story like the game does.

    love tomb raider, LOVE buffy. win win win :)

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