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MGM rumored to be seeking female director for Tomb Raider reboot

1 July 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Last we knew, the Tomb Raider movie reboot was getting fast-tracked with some help from Warner Bros. and screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent). Hh is reporting that Daugherty's script is currently out to filmmakers, and MGM is looking for a female director for the project. The site says they've heard that the studio is seeking "a Michelle MacLaren... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Female Director Reportedly Sought To Helm 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

1 July 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Though the disparity between the number of studio jobs for female directors and male directors has been a problem for as long as anyone can remember, it hasn’t been addressed by Hollywood-at-large until very recently. Even with the hiring of Patty Jenkins — subbing in for the originally picked Michelle MacLaren — for “Wonder Woman,” a gender gap in the studio tentpole world still exists, but fortunately another blockbuster looks like it’ll have a little diversity behind the camera. Read More: Watch: 30 Minute Docu 'Celluloid Ceilings' Investigates The Lack Of Women Directors In American Film And Television Heroic Hollywood reports the long-desired — by the studios, at least — reboot of the “Tomb Raider” series has its director’s chair earmarked for a “Michelle MacLaren type.” With a new draft from “Divergent” screenwriter, Evan Daugherty, and lowered expectations following 2003’s ill-received “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life,” it would. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Rumour: Female director wanted for Tomb Raider reboot

1 July 2015 5:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lara Croft fans have been clamouring for another big screen instalment of the Tomb Raider franchise for over a decade now, and according to rumours, MGM and Warner Bros. are looking to enlist a female director for the proposed reboot.

According to Heroic Hollywood, a script by Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is now out to directors, with the studio apparently seeking a filmmaker in the vein of Michelle McLaren (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad), who was recently attached to Warner Bros. Wonder Woman movie before leaving the project due to creative differences.

Now, while the idea of a female director for Tomb Raider makes complete sense, bear in mind that Heroic Hollywood is quickly replacing Latino-Review as the number one source on the internet for baseless rumour, linkbaiting speculation and fake concept art, so we should probably take this with a healthy pinch of salt. »

- Gary Collinson

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"Tomb Raider" Reboot Seeks Female Director

30 June 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Earlier this week came a rumor that "Tron Legacy" and "Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski was in early talks to direct the reboot of the "Tomb Raider" film franchise at MGM, Gk Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Today, Heroic Hollywood says that is not the case and that the studio is actively looking for a female director along the lines of acclaimed "Breaking Bad" helmer Michelle Maclaren to direct.

Evan Daugherty has reportedly finished the script which is currently out to directors, with the studio making a strong push to get the film moving due to their rights deal with game publisher Square Enix.

The new film is expected to be in line with the tone and feel of the 2013 video game reboot in which we follow a younger and more realistic 21-year-old version of British archaeologist Lara Croft. That game showcased how she started out as a frightened young woman »

- Garth Franklin

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The Recap: Arkham Knight, Age of Ultron, Mutant Football & More!

27 February 2015 2:02 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This week has been packed with news from the video game and movie world.  Cinelinx has been covering it all throughout the week, but this week's episode of The Recap is here to breakdown the biggest stories that have had the community buzzing this week! 

News happens every day. Some are massive, jaw dropping scoops, while others may fly under the radar. The Recap is here to highlight the best/most interesting news scoops from the week, that you may have missed or forgot about in the deluge of other news stories.  

To read more about the stories covered in this week's Recap, you can check out the original articles on the official site: 

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Poster is Kind of a Mess

Evan Daugherty & WB Team up for Tomb Raider Reboot

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Warner Bros. & MGM Team for 'Tmnt' Writer's 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

25 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

A reboot of the film adaptation of the video game franchise Tomb Raider has been percolating since 2011, but there hasn't been any solid progress in years. Now Deadline has word that Warner Bros. is teaming with MGM and producer Graham King and his Gk Films production banner to get the project back in action. Warner Bros. will co-finance and co-produce the film in addition to handling distribution. In addition, even though Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the duo behind scripts for films like Children of Men, Iron Man and Cowboys & Aliens, were previously hired to writer the film, a new writer has been hired. Evan Daugherty, the writer behind the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman, has been hired to script the reboot. For those not familiar with Tomb Raider, the film follows Lara Croft, an archaeologist and adventurer who isn't unlike a female Indiana Jones. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Warner Bros. And Writer Evan Daugherty Board Tomb Raider Reboot

25 February 2015 12:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

MGM’s big screen reboot of video game adaptation, Tomb Raider, has hit the headlines once more with news that Warner Bros. has joined the project. Now that the two studios are combining their efforts – WB will partner and distribute – could we be in for more of Lara Croft’s archaeological adventures sooner than we thought? According to Deadline that’s a strong possibility, as their sources indicate that “the reboot is on a fast track.”

Alongside this major development comes word that Evan Daugherty is now the latest in a long line of writers tasked with penning a script. His experience with big-screen blockbusters includes work on Snow White And The Huntsman, Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the upcoming G.I. Joe 3. This is the first we’ve heard on the screenplay side of things since Buffy showrunner Marti Noxon began work on a draft in 2013. Prior to her engagement, »

- Gem Seddon

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Warner Bros And Scribe Evan Daugherty Join MGM ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot

25 February 2015 11:37 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Evan Daugherty has been set to script Tomb Raider, the reboot of the video game property with the fetching heroine, with Warner Bros joining producer Graham King and MGM. The latter studio has signed on to partner in co-financing and co-producing with MGM. Warner Bros will distribute the film. Daugherty's recent work includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3. The franchise was first done as a feature in 2001… »

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