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‘Tomb Raider' Reboot Movie Cast: 'Tron: Legacy' Star Olivia Wilde To Replace 'Maleficent' Angelina Jolie As Lara Croft?

By Aurora Banks | August 12, 2014 10:12 AM EDT


"Tomb Raider" reboot is one of the highly anticipated movies by game and movie enthusiasts alike.

MGM is partnering with GK Films to bring Lara Croft back to the big screen.

"I am thrilled to partner with [MGM CEO] Gary [Garber] and his MGM team on rebooting this successful 'Tomb Raider' film franchise. The enthusiasm over the recent game release is very encouraging and we can't wait to bring it to the big screen," Graham King, GK Films founder, said in a statement.

It has also been reported that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who were tapped to pen the script have already completed their job, waiting for the go signal of the studio.

King expressed his thoughts for the planned Tomb Raider reboot movie to Collider:

"It's something that, for me anyway, is different, you know rebooting a franchise that I didn't produce to begin with. But there's something about her character and going back to her roots, and that's what we're doing with this. You're actually gonna meet her before she has all her powers as Lara Croft. It's more of a character study, but it's a really fun, fun adventure story."

And then shared more about the planned film to Coming Soon:

"[The 'Tomb Raider' reboot] 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."

The hit game was previously adapted into two movies on 2001 and 20013, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," both were starred by Angelina Jolie. Both movies also did fairly in the box office and were poorly received by critics, earning $131 million domestic and $65 million domestic, respectively.

While, no official announcement has been made as to who will be playing the titular role, "Tron: Legacy' and "House" star Olivia Wilde is reportedly being eyed to replace Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Henry Cavill's girlfriend Gina Carano, whose great physique and MMA history, is also reportedly being linked to the project.

Are you excited for "Tomb Raider" reboot movie, Kpopstarz readers? Who's your choice to play the role of Lara Croft? Sound off in the comments section below.

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