Producer Dan Lin (Real Steel) is reportedly moving forward with his complete reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, replacing Angelina Jolie (Cleopatra) who held the role of Lara Croft in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
The Fan Carpet is reporting that Olivia Wilde (Cowboys & Aliens) is the top contender to star as Lara Croft in the proposed Untitled Lara Croft Tomb Raider Project.
An insider close to the project told them,
“This would be a far darker and more serious Tomb Raider movie, the idea is to get a top director and an intelligent script and make this an empowering character for women as well as a popular one with men. Olivia Wilde is one of the names being suggested for the lead role. She would appear to be ideal.”
The Untitled Lara Croft Tomb Raider Project is slated to hit theaters in 2013.