Tomb Raider movie reboot due for 2013 release

Having acquired the movie rights to the Tomb Raider series from Square Enix, production company GK Films has announced that it is to release a “reboot” of the film franchise for a 2013 release under the watchful eye of Graham King and Tim Headington who will produce the project.

Within their announcement, GK Films hint that they may be aiming to release multiple films in stating that they will “create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft,” relating such a statement to the forthcoming game reboot which is due to chronicle an early adventure for the heroine having been stranded on an island after a shipwreck.

The previous two Tomb Raider films, which starred Angelina Jolie, were released in 2001 and 2003 and together grossed $432 million worldwide, although the latter film was a particular disappointment at the box office where it domestically grossed just under $67 million. This was partly blamed on the poor reception of the 2003 game, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness released for PC and PlayStation 2.

[Thanks, Gamespot]

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