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March 28, 2013

'Tomb Raider' reboot movie in the works

Angelina Jolie starred as action heroine Lara Croft in two films released in the early noughties

'Tomb Raider' reboot movie in the works

A new Tomb Raider movie is in the works.

MGM has teamed up with production company GK Films with a view to developing a new action franchise based on the popular video games, The Hollywood Reporter has announced.

The Tomb Raider reboot will be produced by GK Films founder Graham King, whose numerous producer or executive producer credits include Argo, The Departed, The Aviator and Traffic. Development on the new Tomb Raider film will begin immediately.

Casting has yet to be announced, but the reboot is unlikely to star Angelina Jolie, who played heroine Lara Croft in two previous movies based on the video games, 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life. Those films took over $430 million (£280 million) between them at the box office worldwide.

Meanwhile, the Tomb Raider video game series has recently been rebooted too with a new game simply titled Tomb Raider. Since its release on March 5, it has already sold 3.4 million copies worldwide. Lara Croft, an uncommonly adventurous and glamorous globe-trotting archaeologist, first appeared in a 1996 video game, also called Tomb Raider, that was available on PS1 and Sega Saturn consoles.

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