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Good news and bad news, boys. Marti Noxon, a “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” alum, will be taking a swipe at MGM’s reboot of “Tomb Raider”. That’s the good news.
The bad news? Marti Noxon, after writing for “Buffy” in the early 2000s, has since gone on to write for “Private Practice”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and “Glee”. Barf. She’s also one of the writers on “I am Number Four” and “Fright Night”. The latter was decent, but the former probably still holds the record for squeezing in as many teenage movie cliches into one movie as possible. And that movie was barely set in high school!
Producer Graham King has been trying to get a “Tomb Raider” reboot off the ground for a few years now, first at Warner Bros. before moving over to MGM. The initial idea was to launch the new movie franchise around the same time as the new game reboot, which features a much younger Lara Croft before she became the famous Tomb Raider we all know and ogle — er, I mean, love.
So it makes sense that Noxon’s script would focus on a younger Lara Croft just like the game, otherwise they would just be retreading the same grounds as the two Angelina Jolie movies.
In the game, the young Lara gets shipwrecked and discovers her destiny as an asskicking heroine. I could totally dig that.
Via : Variety