Tomb Raider film reboot will be based on latest game

The upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider film franchise will follow the lead of the latest game in the series, Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher told Variety.

While details remain scant regarding the extent the film will incorporate the game's narrative, this new take on the film franchise will mirror the recently released Tomb Raider game by introducing a young and inexperienced Lara Croft.

"They are working from this new take that we've given them," said Gallagher. "It's a good partnership. We're seeing the challenges through the same lens.

"It was important for both of us to have a cohesive version of the franchise. We didn't want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old Tomb Raider films."

Rights to this big screen reboot were acquired in 2011 by production studio GK Films. The title is being written by the scriptwriters behind Iron Man, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

"[It] is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece," added producer Graham King. "It does have a lot of really great characters, but it's a lot of action and a lot of fun, and for me, it's something very different.

"I've not really done a movie like that before, but I really gravitated to rebooting this franchise and we're going to give it a shot."

The latest Tomb Raider release from Crystal Dynamics received a 9 out of 10 from Polygon in a review that said: "It's cinematic yet open, intense yet laid-back, fresh yet polished. It's a near-perfect embodiment of the age of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a hint of what to expect next."

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