GK Films has acquired the feature film rights to the popular video game ‘Tomb Raider’ with plans to release a reboot of the franchise in 2013.
Deadline reports that GK Films has acquired the rights from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix, to make a new movie of the long running video game franchise ‘Tomb Raider.’ Produced by Graham King and Tim Headington, the plan is to have a new film in cinemas by 2013.
“We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the TOMB RAIDER phenomenon,” said King.
There is no official word yet on a writer, director or star for the film but we’re sure that names will start popping up soon enough. Names recently linked to a reboot of the franchise include Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian and Olivia Wilde.
Starring Angelina Jolie, Paramount Pictures made two movies based on the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions in 2001 and 2003, directed by Simon West and Jan De Bont respectively. They grossed a total of €310m at the worldwide box office.
Back in December 2010, Square Enix subsidiary, Crystal Dynamics, revealed a new game for the franchise. That new game, simply titled ‘Tomb Raider’ will follow a 21-year old Lara on her first adventure, the game is set for a December 2011 release on Xbox, Playstation 3 and PC.
First developed back in the mid-1990’s, the original ‘Tomb Raider’ games have sold over 35million game units worldwide with Lara Croft becoming one of the most recognized name in gaming history.