Tomb Raider has proven to be one of the most successful video game franchises of all-time and Lara Croft made gamers everywhere excited in more than one way. It’s been roughly a decade since we last saw Croft hit the big screen and the folks at MGM and GK Films think it’s time she returned.
Thanks to the wildly successful reboot of the game released this past May, the big screen reboot of the franchise has now picked up a veteran writer and fanboy favorite in Buffy the Vampire Slayer scribe Marti Noxon.
MGM is moving closer in getting its “Tomb Raider” off the ground, bringing in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Marti Noxon to pen the script. Story is still being worked out but will likely follow archaeologist Lara Croft as she sets off on one of her international adventures.
For the record, Marti is short for Martha Noxon and her inclusion in the Tomb Raider reboot will mark the first time a female screenwriter will be credited with helping produce a film featuring the most popular female video game character ever. Recently Noxon’s written the films I Am Number Four and the more successful and critically accepted Fright Night, a surprisingly entertaining and well crafted remake of the 80s film of the same name.
The project still has a lot of work ahead of it before anything close to a production start date is set, but Noxon’s involvement is more than just encouraging.