Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug set to direct Tomb Raider reboot

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According to THR, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (ESCAPE, MAGIC SILVER) has been tapped to helm the planned TOMB RAIDER film reboot from MGM, Warner Bros. and GK Films. Uthaug was most recently behind the camera for the disaster drama THE WAVE, and will make his English-language debut with the video game adaptation.

Kathryn Bigelow, Catherine Hardwicke, and Mimi Leder were previously rumored to be on the shortlist to direct the reboot after The Walking Dead's Tricia Brock decided to pass on the project.

The site has also learned that TRANSFORMERS 5 scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet (who also wrote the Black List script HIBERNATION) is in talks to pen the screenplay. There's still no details on the plot for TOMB RAIDER, except that it will follow the archaeologist as she goes on her very first adventure, similar to the 2013 video game reboot.

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Rise of the Tomb Raider, the latest installment in the video game series, hit shelves last week to very positive reviews, but it won't be available for the Playstation 4 until late 2016.

Source: THR



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