‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Rumored as Warner Bros. 2017 Mystery Film
Last week was a pretty busy one over at Warner Bros. — following the underwhelming box office and reactions to Batman v Superman, the studio is reportedly doubling down on its established blockbuster franchises and scaling back on the number of films released each year. They also set release dates for a few untitled projects, with many speculating that at least one of them is Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film. According to a new rumor, we may know what one of the other films could be.
Heroic Hollywood claims that the untitled WB film recently scheduled for October 6, 2017 is the Tomb Raider reboot, which currently has Roar Uthaug (The Wave) attached to direct. The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley confirmed that she’s been in talks with WB for the role of Lara Croft. Ridley is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII for a 2017 release, and — if she signs on — she should have time to work the reboot into her schedule between Episode VIII and Episode IX.
Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Transformers 5) developed the screenplay, which centers on iconic video game hero and famed fictional archaeologist Lara Croft. No plot details are available as of yet, but with a director attached and Ridley in talks to star, 2017 seems like an attainable target date.