New Tomb Raider movie 'will be a character piece'
Tomb Raider fans can expect the next movie based on the classic videogames to be a much more character-driven experience than previous big-screen adventures.
Graham King, the producer of the forthcoming flick, told ComingSoon.net that the new Lara Croft film will be a totally different beast from the Angelina Jolie-starring efforts of the early 2000s.
This time around, the story will focus on how Lara became the fearless adventurer fans know and love, meaning audiences can expect a focused "character piece" with plenty of action and fun.
"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," he said.
The new Tomb Raider movie is due out in 2013 and is being written by hotshot scripting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, whose credits include Iron Man and Children of Men.
Meanwhile, SquareEnix and Crystal Dynamics are also set to reboot Lara's story in the world of videogames with a gritty new "origin story" coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC next year.