Though its been very hush-hush, Tomb Raider is still in the process of getting a reboot. While nothing has quite come to light yet, we know the script is still being written. Graham King, who produced Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, got to sit down with ComingSoon, and speak about just what’s to come with Tomb Raider, specifically the certain direction they would take.
The site asked him whether or not the writers and King would be going in a route such as Casino Royale or Batman Begins:
“Listen, the box office, they weren’t disasters but I find it interesting that the story that we’re telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece. It does have a lot of really great characters, but it’s a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it’s something very different. I’ve not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we’re going to give it a shot.”
Actually, this may just be a great time for Lara Croft to reboot on all sorts of media. The next Tomb Raider game, titled just simply that, looks to focus on a younger Lara, before she became the badass video gaming icon. It’s clear King and Iron Man writers Mark Fergus & Hawk Olsby are trying to draw a bit on inspiration from that reboot as well, seeing how the stories seem so damn similar.
With the new game coming out sometime 2012, it could be smart for the draft to be handed in, filming to begin possibly late next year, and aim for a film reboot to launch in late 2013.
ComingSoon’s full interview with King will be coming later this week, and we’ll update you with any information on the Tomb Raider reboot in the future.
Hugo launches into theaters this Wednesday, November 23rd.