Roar Uthaug will direct Tomb Raider film reboot, Geneva Robertson-Dworet will write it


It’s been more than a decade since Angelina Jolie brought Lara Croft to the big screen. I remember seeing Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life at some point back then, but can’t recall anything in particular about them. (They had a vague, movie-like quality.) Thanks to the success of the 2013 Tomb Raider franchise reboot, MGM and Warner Bros. are dusting off the IP and have put together a creative team for a new movie.

The Tomb Raider film reboot will be directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, with a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

“Who?” you’re probably asking. (Or, if you’re an owl, you could be saying anything, for all I know.)

Robertson-Dworet is new to the industry, garnering some renown for her 2012 Black List sci-fi script Hibernation. She’s also part of the writing team for the new Transformers movie.

A cursory glance at Uthaug’s filmography reveals a pretty nice pedigree as a director. /Film posted a trailer for Uthaug’s most recent movie, a disaster drama called The Wave (Bølgen). You can check out the trailer below.

THE WAVE - International trailer

Here’s another trailer for a taste of Uthaug’s work, this time for his 2012 period action-thriller Escape (Flukt).

ESCAPE Official Trailer (English)

Finally, here’s a trailer for Uthaug’s 2006 feature-film debut, a slasher movie called Cold Prey (Fritt Vilt).

COLD PREY - bande annonce

Also, because the guy’s name is Roar, here is the intro cinematic from Bloody Roar.

Bloody Roar OPENING (Playstation)

[via /Film]
Hubert Vigilla
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