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Back in March, MGM announced that they had acquired the rights for the "Tomb Raider" video game franchise from Paramount, who let their hold on them expire after "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" failed to find audiences. (That title certainly didn't help.)

Now we have word from Variety that Marti Noxon, best known from her work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," has been hired to write the script for the new adventure of Lara Croft.

Why is this such a big deal, you ask? Hiring Noxon seems like a deliberate move to indicate what direction the new "Tomb Raider" movies will go in, something that should please the game series' fans, especially those who liked the latest game.

As we discussed when MGM acquired the rights, making a move right now to revitalize "Tomb Raider" is hopefully an attempt to reinvent the series in light of the »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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