Tomb Raider movie franchise to be rebooted, too

With the new Tomb Raider game, Crystal Dynamics is setting out to reboot the franchise, to tell the story of Lara Croft before she became the female treasure-hunting badass we all know today. Parallel to that approach, the franchise will be getting the same treatment on the silver screen.

“Listen, the box office, they weren’t disasters but I find it interesting that the story that we’re telling is really the story before she became Lara Croft, so it is a character piece,” said Graham King, the film’s producer. “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.”

King produced The Departed, Blood Diamond and more recently, Hugo. Coupled with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, writers of Iron Man, what can possibly go wrong… right?