Variety is reporting that the British producer GK Films has acquired the rights to the Tomb Raider license from Square Enix.
“We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the Tomb Raider phenomenon,” [President and CEO Graham] King said.
Square Enix, of course, is preparing its own Tomb Raider reboot for release later this year, about a younger less experienced archeologist/survivalist Lara Croft on what might be her first adventure, with an emphasis on the character’s toughness and perseverance rather than her sex appeal.
And while we’re skeptical of that goal for the videogame actually being reached,
(this is the ultimate character design that Square Enix settled on when they wanted a girl with “a little bit of that baby fat“)
it’s a noble goal to have, so we’ll sit back, wait, and see. The movie’s release date is set for sometime in 2013, so it’s likely that it will be based on this latter reboot, for synergy’s sake.