Deadline reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, and G.I. Joe 3 screenwriter Evan Daugherty has been tapped to pen the script for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. In addition, Warner Bros. Pictures has partnered up with MGM and producer Graham King to distribute the film.
The original game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. The most recent entry in the series was a reboot, telling the origin of Lara Croft. It was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. A follow-up game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is due out later this year as a timed-exclusive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starred Angelina Jolie and grossed a combined $432 million at the worldwide box office.