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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer is Tomb Raider's new movie scribe

Evan Daugherty will write the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Deadline reports.

Daugherty's screenwriting credits include Divergent, Snow White and the Huntsman and last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He's also writing G.I. Joe 3.

Nearly two years ago, Variety reported that the movie will take the same route as developer Crystal Dynamics' 2013 Tomb Raider and reboot the franchise. The report also said that Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby had been tapped for the film.

"[It] is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece," producer Graham King said at the time. "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."

According to Deadline, King, MGM and Warner Bros. are partnering to reboot the film franchise, which once starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.

The globetrotting archeologist's latest video game adventure, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, was released last December, and you can learn more about it in Polygon's review.

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