Tomb Raider is arguably one of the better video game adaptations, in the sense that at least nobody completely embarrasses themselves. But, hey, there’s always room for improvement and Warner Bros. clearly believes they’ve found it.
According to Deadline, they’ve hired Evan Daugherty, who’s worked on pretty much every big summer movie recently, to write a new script. The plot revolves around a young Lara who goes on her first archaeological dig and, of course, it all goes horribly wrong.
It seems unlikely they’ll draw too much inspiration from the popular reboot that was recently put out. As great as that game was, one suspects they want more of an adventure tone, as opposed to the creepy, disturbing vibe the reboot had. Still, hopefully they draw from that game at least a little bit; it marked the first time a surprising number of people even cared what was going on in the franchise, and the setting was both clever and unnerving in how it was established.
And stuff blows up, so really, no studio should object. Now all they have to do is not screw up the casting with Ariana Grande or something, and we’ll be good.