Tomb Raider Movie Signs TMNT Writer, Plot Details Revealed

Evan Daugherty comes aboard to write the script for the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, which will depict a younger Lara Croft.

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The upcoming Tomb Raider movie reboot is moving forward, this week signing Evan Daugherty to write the script. Daugherty's most recent writing credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Hollywood news site Deadline broke the news.

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It's also been revealed that the new Tomb Raider movie is "on a fast track," with Deadline reporting that there is "strong progress to production language in the rights deal with Square Enix."

The movie will feature a younger Lara Croft who is embarking on her first adventure. Sound familiar? That was roughly the same plot as the 2013 Tomb Raider video game reboot.

Tomb Raider, one of gaming's most iconic franchises, was first brought to the big screen in 2001 with Angelina Jolie playing the lead role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. A sequel, Cradle of Life, was released in 2003, also starring Jolie. The films have together grossed more than $400 million worldwide.

Casting deals for the Tomb Raider movie reboot have not been announced, but given the picture will depict a younger Croft, we may not see Jolie reprise her role. No director for the movie has been named, nor has a release date been revealed.

The movie will be produced by James Bond studio MGM, in partnership with GK Films, the company behind the Oscar-winning films The Departed and Argo.

The next Tomb Raider game is this fall's Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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