Although a new game within the “Tomb Raider” franchise, titled “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” is impending, there is no telling how far along a new film would be. While official comments are that nothing has been formally declared, the inevitable film is expected to build upon the lore building of heroine Lara Croft as she was depicted in the 2013 remake of the video game franchise.
The most recent news regarding this expedited project is that MGM and WB have begun to look into courting established female directors.. This approach seems to mirror WB’s handling of the “Wonder Woman” in 2014, where Michelle MacLaren left over creative issues and Patty Jenkins succeeded the job. Studios tend to trust valuable IPs with known talent; this will likely mean that MacLaren may be seeing some work from WB/MGM in the near future. While Angelina Jolie starred in previous “Tomb Raider” films, those films were cheesy and explosive-laden; this version might take a more grounded, realistic approach instead.