In March 2013, MGM announced that they acquired the rights to the "Tomb Raider" video game from Paramount, who let their hold on them expire after Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) failed to find audiences.
When Empire Magazine interviewed Gemma Arterton on her vampire film Byzantium (2012). The actress was told that she had been on many fan's wish-list for the role of Lara Croft and one of the series of Twitter questions put to her by the interviewer asks, if she would be interested in playing Lara Croft and she gave the standard answer "If the script was good" and revealed she was a big fan of the video game as a teenager.
In early 2016, it was announced that Daisy Ridley was being eyed for the role of Lara Croft. In 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", Daniel Craig, who played Alex West in the original Tomb Raider film, made a cameo as a First Order Stormtrooper who is Jedi Mind Tricked by Daisy Ridley's character Rey.
After the release of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), Angelina Jolie announced she didn't want to do another film as the iconic video game character, hence the reboot of the franchise. However, in late 2013, there were rumors Angelina Jolie wanted to come back as Lara Croft, but the rumor was false.
It's possible that Lara in the reboot may not have the signature big breasts. The reboot which will be darker like other reboots Batman Begins (2005), Casino Royale (2006), Man of Steel (2013) . Lara Croft will be a much darker, more realistic incarnation of the iconic video game character and she may not have the big breasts, in order to make her a more believable character.
In 2009, Warner Bros. had plans to reboot the franchise with some help from Lin Pictures with Megan Fox attached to star. However, when in 2011 the project died, MGM began its efforts to bring their prequel version to life. In 2013, the studio brought on Marti Noxon to rewrite the reboot and take over for Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, all of whom are now being replaced by the Daugherty.