Lara Croft Tomb Raider

THE casting rumour-mill is set to go into overdrive after it was announced the movie adaptation of hit video-game Tomb Raider is set for a reboot.

After raking on over $400m over two movies – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life – the franchise, starring Angelina Jolie in the lead role, was shelved.

However, it has been announced Graham King and Tim Headington will be starting from scratch under the GK Films umbrella.

King said: “We’re very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the Tomb Raider phenomenon.”

It’s understood GK Films has acquired the feature rights for the films from Japanese game company Square Enix.

Olivia Wilde was recently tipped as one of the names rumoured to be taking over the role of all-action Lara Croft but the announcement that the reboot has been given the green light will almost certainly see further names being mooted.

The new beginning for Tomb Raider is slated for a 2013 release in cinemas.

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